Angelina County, TX (7/26/2021) – A child is dead after a four-vehicle crash occurred near Lufkin.
The accident happened on Highway 59 around 4:15 p.m. A Ford F-350 pickup truck was headed south when the tire blew out. The truck crossed over into the center median, where it struck a Dodge SUV head-on. The Dodge then collided with a Honda passenger car. The Ford kept traveling, where it then also struck a Ford F-150 before stopping.
A passenger from the Dodge was killed at the scene. She was identified as a 13-year-old child.
The driver of the Dodge is identified as 33-year-old Alicia Stephenson was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston by medical helicopter for treatment.
The driver of the Ford F-350, 30-year-old Gabrila Godoy, and her three passengers, children ages 11, 9 and 4, were all taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the Ford F-150, 46-year-old Misty Denton, was also taken to a hospital.
The driver of the Honda, 31-year-old Hannah Fowler, was treated and released at the scene.
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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