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Update: Man arrested after fleeing crash scene faces additional charges

TYLER, July 19, 2013--New information has been released in the case of Daniel Massad, age 25, who was arrested yesterday, after fleeing the scene of a traffic accident which involved two other vehicles and for which he was at fault. Massad was charged with Hit and Run, Evading Arrest and Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) that was located in his vehicle he was driving.

According to Police, At the time of this incident, multiple witnesses reported seeing Massad fleeing the scene carrying a backpack. He did not have the backpack at the time of his arrest. 

The area where Massad fled was very overgrown with thick, deep vegetation. After a lengthy search, Officers of the Tyler Police Department located the backpack hidden under some vegetation. Among the items inside were two cellophane baggies containing a total of 4.2 ounces of crystal Methamphetamine. 

Massad’s drug charge was enhanced to Manufacture or Delivering a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). He was also charged with Tampering with Evidence for attempting to conceal the backpack. 

Crime Evidence - Daniel Massad Case - 7-19-13











Photos display items which Police found in the backpack. Photos courtesy of Tyler Police Department.


Original Story:

TYLER, July 18, 2013--Tyler police responded to WSW Loop 323, and Jacksonville Hwy., around 12:15 p.m., today, on a report of a multiple car crash in the intersection.

The driver who caused the crash was later identified as Daniel Massad, age 25, of Tyler. Massad was driving a Dodge pick-up east bound on loop 323. According to police, he ran a red light at Jacksonville Hwy., striking a vehicle in the intersection.  Massad also struck a second vehicle waiting in traffic after the first impact.

Massad exited his vehicle and fled the scene on foot into a nearby industrial park area.  Officers set up a perimeter and located him exiting a heavily brushed area 30 minutes after the crash.

Massad was placed under arrest for Hit and Run, Evading Arrest and Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) that was located in his vehicle.

There were no serious injuries in the wreck and no one was transported to a hospital.


An arrest does not mean that the individual or individuals have been convicted of the alleged violation, unless otherwise noted. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.


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