Tonight (2/24) at 8:45 p.m., Lufkin Police were called to a three-vehicle accident on North Timberland Drive in front of Insta-Cash Pawn.  According to the police report, a husband and wife were in two separate vehicles southbound on Timberland Drive – the husband in a white Cadillac Escalade with their three children and the wife following behind him in a Jeep Liberty – when they moved into the turn lane to turn left onto Nesbitt Street.

Contributed photo/LPD
Contributed photo/LPD

As the vehicles sat in the turn lane, a gray Nissan Altima veered into the Cadillac head-on from the northbound lane. The impact pushed the Cadillac into the Jeep, causing damage. The female driver of the Altima was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.  She did not appear to be wearing her seat belt.

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The three children in the Escalade were taken to a local hospital to be checked out and were accompanied by their mother, who did not report any major injuries. Their father also reported no major injuries and did not request medical transport. The children’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The accident remains under investigation.

The victim’s family is aware of the accident and at the hospital. The names of involved parties will not be released until tomorrow to allow them time to notify extended family. Please say a prayer for them and everyone involved.


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