Dark said 27-year-old Michele Ann Allen of Harleton was dead at the scene.
“Witnesses advised investigating troopers that the driver fled the scene on a four-wheeler that was being towed behind the truck. Texas Department of Criminal Justice tracking dogs assisted in the attempt to locate the driver, but at this time Echols has not been found,” she said.
Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Echols, charging him with accident involving personal injury or death, a third-degree felony, according to a prepared statement from DPS. Judge Kerry Russell of the 7th District Court signed the warrants at 4 p.m. Thursday. Bond was set at $250,000.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Echols is asked to contact the Tyler DPS office at 903-939-6002.