Driver Killed, Family Injured in Head-On Collision in Lufkin

Lufkin, TX (2/24/2021) – A family was injured in a head-on collision Wednesday night. 

The crash happened on North Timberland Drive near the Insta-Cash Pawn Shop around 9 p.m. A Nissan Altima driven by 34-year-old Ashley Huffines veered into a turn lane and struck two vehicles, Gabriel Galindo, 32, in a Cadillac Escalade with his three kids, and Maria Galindo, his 32-year-old wife was driving behind him in a Jeep Liberty. The Altima struck the Escalade head-on, forcing it into the Jeep.  

Huffines was taken to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. 

The Galindos’ three children, ages 11, 9, and 7, were taken to a local hospital to be checked out. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Neither of the parents required medical attention.

According to reports, Huffines was reportedly intoxicated at the time of the crash. 

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

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The dangers of driving while intoxicated are well known. The impairment caused by alcohol consumption frequently leads to devastating vehicle collisions which often result in incapacitating injuries and even deaths.  Because Huffines caused a crash that lead to the injuries to a family, the right for the family to file a personal injury claim is substantial. To do so, it’s important to consult legal counsel while you file your claim since insurance companies may trick you into settling with little to no money.

The best way to make sure you are treated fairly after your car accident is to hire a lawyer who knows the law and who is willing to fight to make sure that you are treated fairly. At Sutliff & Stout that is exactly what we do.  Our Board-Certified personal injury lawyers know how to hold the insurance companies accountable and get you the money you deserve. Contact us today (713) 405-1263 or fill out the case review form.

Source: KTRE, CBS 19

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