LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Eleven months after her car rear-ended a Longview sanitation truck, Susan Skinner has been arrested.
The 47-year-old Longview woman is in the Harrison County Jail this morning on a Gregg County warrant for intoxication assault. Her bond is set at $50,000.
Court records show injuries from the wreck forced doctors to amputate one victim's leg.
On June 30, police responded to a wreck with injuries on Alpine Road at Wilellen Street, where they found two sanitation workers had been struck by a 2007 Toyota Corolla that Skinner was driving, according to police. The impact threw one victim, 47-year-old Darron Craig, of Longview, a few feet from the truck, while 34-year-old Dennis Montgomery, also of Longview, was trapped between the back of the sanitation truck and Skinner's Corolla. Both men were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, but survived. Skinner was also hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. Officers at the time believed intoxication played a role in the wreck, but they did not make an arrest until Skinner's toxicology reports were returned from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Montgomery filed a civil suit against Skinner in November in Gregg County Court-at-Law No. 2. Attorneys for Montgomery say they're client is unable to walk and has disfiguring scars, after a car driven by Susan Skinner, of Longview, rear-ended the sanitation truck on which Montgomery was working. He's seeking one million dollars in damages.