Lufkin man dies in San Augustine Co. wreck

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BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) - SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man was killed Monday morning in a one-vehicle wreck in San Augustine County.

According to the DPS report, James Alton Austin, 62, was driving a 2001 Chevy pickup eastbound on State Highway 103, near the intersection of FM 1992, at 9:09 a.m. when he left the road, overcorrected, then overturned. Austin, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Austin's passenger, Bennie Green, 57, of Lufkin, is in stable condition at a San Augustine hospital with a back injury. He was wearing a seatbelt.

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