From Staff Reports
On Jan. 31 at approximately 7:10 p.m., the Corsicana Police Department was notified of a major accident in the 3400 Block of W. Seventh Avenue and that a driver of one vehicle was pinned inside. Corsicana Fire and Rescue made an immediate response to scene and deployed techniques to remove the trapped victim who was identified as Mrs. Elena Alonzo of Corsicana. Mrs. Alonzo was transported to a Waco area hospital where she later passed away from her injuries. Witnesses at the scene were able to provide officers with a detailed description of the accident and the female suspect who fled the accident scene on foot.
On Feb. 1, Detectives with the CPD Investigative Division were able to interview the suspect who fled the scene. This suspect was identified as Samantha Catlin Gowan, 21, of Corsicana. Investigators obtained arrest warrants for Duty on Striking Fixture and Accident Involving Damage to Vehicle > $200. Gowan was placed under arrest and transported to the Navarro County Jail.
This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected pending the forensic analysis of recovered
electronic data by CPD Investigators and Accident Reconstruction Specialist. I will update this information as the
Robert Johnson, Chief
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