Tarkington man dies after teen daughter involved in wreck

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers from Liberty County, under the direction of Sgt. Rob Willoughby, investigate an accident on CR 2255 in the Davis Hill area. (Vanesa Brashier/HCN)

A Tarkington man died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11, just a hour or so after his 14-year-old daughter was involved in a serious accident. His family now is trying to deal with his injured child while sorting out how to pay for his funeral.

Shane Bounds, 41, and his 14-year-old daughter, Jessica, were traveling along CR 2255 Tuesday around 1:45 p.m. when the family's Chevy Suburban left the roadway for a moment, throwing the girl from the trailer.

For several minutes, she was pinned between the trailer and a culvert until a neighbor used a tractor to lift the trailer and free her.

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