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NEW BOSTON, Texas — A Texarkana man accused of leaving the scene after striking two people with his car in July has been indicted by a Bowie County grand jury for alleged failure to stop and render aid.

Glenn Hoke Garcia, 44, was allegedly driving a white Toyota car the afternoon of July 24 along Interstate 30 near the 213 exit in Bowie County.

The Toyota allegedly crossed the fog line and struck a man and woman who were standing on the shoulder inspecting their truck, according to a probable cause affidavit.

When Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Aaron Jones arrived, LifeNet was already on the scene. Jones collected a piece of a passenger-side mirror that the two hit-and-run victims said likely came from the car that struck them.

The victims of the accident told Jones their commercial truck is equipped with a dash camera and they provided the trooper with the SD card. After viewing the footage of the crash, Jones had a license number.

The trooper took the piece of the mirror to a New Boston auto parts store, where staff told him the piece of mirror came from a 2002 to 2006 Toyota Camry.

After authorities tracked down Garcia, he allegedly said he'd wrecked the 2004 Camry on Summerhill Road in Texarkana.

The trooper acquired medical records for the two people who were hit July 24. Both suffered fractures in their right arms.

Garcia is facing two counts of failure to stop and render aid. Each charge is punishable by two to 10 years in prison. Garcia is being held in the Bowie County jail with bail set at $50,000.

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