Louisiana woman dies in Newton Co. wreck

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Louisiana woman died Wednesday from injuries she suffered Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck in Newton County.

Phyllis Catherin Broussard, 61, of Jennings, La., died at 11 a.m. in a Beaumont hospital. Preston Dwight Diggles, 25, of Kirbyville, is listed in good condition with soreness at a Jasper hospital.

According to the DPS report, Daniel Ray Broussard, also of Jennings, was driving a 2004 Ford E-150 northbound on State Highway 87 at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday when he disregarded a stop sign and hit a 2003 Dodge Ram, driven by Diggles, who was driving westbound on FM 363.

Phyllis Broussard was not wearing a seatbelt. Diggles was wearing one, according to the report.

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