TX: Crash during chase followed illegal deer hunting incident



A crazy situation occurred late Monday evening involving a homeowner chasing three illegal hunters that ended with a crash about four miles southwest of Jasper.

According to Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Warden Justin Eddins, the three were on a road when they shot at – but missed – a deer on private property. Eddins said a homeowner next door then began chasing the three until they wrecked out.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Shana Clark said the three were in a 2012 Dodge pickup truck, and the crash occurred shortly after 9:00 on County Road 317, just north of County Road 318. Clark said the driver tried to take a curve too fast, resulting in the truck going off the road and striking several small trees.

Sergeant Clark identified the three as:

Donovan Snider, 19, of Jasper (driver)

Spencer Street, 17 (passenger)

Cameron McCoy, 19 (passenger)

Eddins said he couldn’t determine who the shooter was, so all three were issued citations for Discharge of Firearm from Public Roadway and Hunting White Tail Deer in Closed Season. Although it is deer season, Eddins explained the wording of the second charge was due to the fact that they were shooting from a public roadway at night.

Meanwhile, Sergeant Clark said the driver, Donovan Snider, received a citation for Unsafe Speed.


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