Lufkin UT student dies in rollover wreck on First Street

Patrick Scott Courtesy:
Patrick Scott Courtesy:

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man died early Sunday after speeding on First Street in Lufkin and rolling his car over before ejecting from it, according to Lufkin Police.

Patrick Steven Scott, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was a junior at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, according to his Facebook page.  He was graduate from Lufkin High School.

According to the police report, Scott was driving a Corvette at a high rate of speed at 3 a.m., southbound on the 3500 block of South First Street. Scott lost control, causing the vehicle to roll, and he was partially ejected from the car.

"The spontaneity of things we would do with him and trips we'd take are what really stand out for us," said Matthew Ziemnicki, a fraternity brother.

But back in his hometown for summer break is where 22 year-old Patrick's promising life ended.

"It was pretty much shock for the whole, entire fraternity just because its something so unexpected on a Sunday morning," Ziemnicki said. "It hurts, you know?"

Not much is known yet about where Patrick had been or where he was going.

"Heard from his friends in Lufkin he had passed," Ziemnicki said. "My heart sank because he's one of the nicest, genuinely nice people."

He's known Patrick for two years, and says he will be greatly missed.

"Every person he really met he made an effort to become friends with them and that's what we really thought was one of the best qualities about him," Ziemnicki said.

Carroway Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.