A Nebraska man who crashed into the Navasota sign outside of town, then left the scene, has been formally charged with a crime.
According to the Navasota Police Department, the suspect was traveling southbound on State Highway 6, hauling a load of hay in a trailer from Nebraska to Hempstead. The Dodge dually truck and trailer left the roadway at the split of State Highway 6 and Business 6 north of Navasota at approximately 4:30 a.m Monday. The vehicle continued along the embankment before colliding with the west side of the sign.
The Navasota Police Department received a call later in the day and the man returned to the city and confessed to driving the vehicle and leaving the scene of the accident.
The driver was identified as 64 year old Terry Bain of Sutherland, Nebraska. He was arrested Monday afternoon. He was charged with a class B misdemeanor.
Bain’s insurance claim will pay for the rebuilding of the sign and the city will not incur the costs. It is estimated the crashed caused close to $100,000 in damages.