Two-vehicle accident sends three to Lufkin hospital

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - (KTRE) - Three people taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash in Lufkin have been released from the hospital.

A Lufkin ISD maintenance pick-up truck and a suburban crashed on East Denman Avenue near Lilac Avenue Monday morning.

Douglas Spikes, 22, of Jasper was driving a suburban with two passengers, Johnathan Beatty and Charles Adams Jr., southeast on the 1500 block of East Denman Avenue. Michael Page, 38, was driving a Lufkin ISD maintenance truck northwest on East Denman.

According to police documents, Spikes was traveling too fast for existing conditions and lost control of the vehicle. The suburban spun around and skidded into the path of the truck.

Page told police he noticed the suburban losing control and skidding into his lane, so he attempted to move to the right, braking to avoid the crash, but he was hit.

Page was transported to Memorial Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to Kelly Wesley, Transportation Director for Lufkin ISD. Two people from the suburban were also taken to Memorial Medical Center.

A woman who called 911 said she saw the suburban driver walking away from the accident.

"I knew it was too loud to be thunder, so I just was like oh my God and I took off running," said witness Jamie Nash.

Police said Spikes will be cited for failure to control speed, no drivers license, and no insurance.

Lufkin Police officer Tyson Hoover investigated the crash.

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