For the second time in as many days, the Lufkin Police Department responded to an accident involving a fatality in the same general area of Loop 287 in Lufkin.  Early this morning, police were called to a one-vehicle, rollover accident that resulted in the death of a man.


According to a media release, at 4:24 a.m., officers were called to the 4200 block of North Medford Drive/Loop 287 under the U.S. 59 bridge. They arrived to find a white Chevy pickup on its roof with the driver partially ejected and not breathing.

It appears the man was northbound on Loop 287 when he left the road just before the U.S. 59 north exit. His truck then flipped end over end several times before coming to rest on its roof. The man was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene following a lengthy extrication by Lufkin Fire Department.

The name of the accident victim will not be released until Monday to allow for the notification of extended family.

Early Saturday morning, Lufkin Police responded to a hit and run fatality near Moffett Road on Loop 287.  That accident resulted in the death of a man riding a bicycle.



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