San Augustine woman killed after hydroplaning into pickup near Melrose

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A San Augustine woman who hydroplaned across the road on State Highway 21 near Melrose died after hitting an oncoming pickup.

Trooper Brady Stanaland said Ruby Scroggins, 44, of San Augustine, was driving her 2004 Ford Mustang at 8:48 a.m. when she hydroplaned and hit a westbound 2005 Chevy pickup, driven by Glen Morton, 60, of San Augustine.

Scroggins died at the scene at 9:24 a.m. Morton is listed in stable condition at a Nacogdoches hospital with broken bones

The accident occurred about 1.5 miles miles east of Melrose.

As of 10 a.m., traffic was flowing through slowly, as one lane was closed.

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