Police file search warrant for crash data in fatal Abilene hit-and-run

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Detectives have filed a search warrant to obtain crash data information from an SUV used to strike and kill an Abilene woman last month. 

Court documents state investigators believe the vehicle, belonging to hit-and-run suspect Teresa Dominy, could reveal data from the crash stored in an airbag control module, or a resistance control module. 

Dominy is accused of striking and killing Robbin Caldwell on the 600 block E. Stamford Street then fleeing the scene just after midnight on July 14, 2017. She called police and confessed 10 hours after the crime, according to court documents. 

Dominy's vehicle was found abandoned outside city limits the morning following the crash. The documents state there was noticeable damage to the front-end of her SUV, including short brown hair attached to the windshield and bodily tissue on the exterior.

When Dominy initially confessed to the crime, she told police she thought she had hit a barrel or a dog and didn't stop or call anyone because she left her phone in a friend's vehicle and didn't have it on her person, according to the documents, which claim detectives later determined she had retrieved her cell phone from her friend's vehicle before the crash.

The documents also state Dominy told detectives she was at a local bar prior to the fatality, and detectives were able to verify, through surveillance video, that she was at the bar from just after 9:00 p.m. until 11:23 p.m. on July 13, 2017.

Dominy also admitted to having a single alcoholic beverage, according to the documents, which also state her driver's license was not valid at the time of the crash.

An initial report from police claims alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the fatal crash.

Dominy has been arrested and charged with Accident Involving Death - a 2nd Degree Felony. She was released from jail after posting a $15,000 bond.

BigCountryHomepage will continue to follow updates on this fatal hit-and-run in order to release the latest information as soon as it becomes available.


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