Tenn. woman killed in Garrison wreck involving house

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Tennessee woman died and two others are injured following a two-vehicle accident just south of Garrison Monday morning.

Staci R. Armfield, 23, of Maryville, Tenn., died at the scene, located on the intersection of US 59 and FM 95.

According to the DPS report, Eric Allen Summey, 22, of Lufkin, was driving a 2011 GMC pickup at 5:28 a.m. and struck the rear of a 2007 Ford, driven by Leticia Castillo Jernigan, 51, of Garrison.

Jernigan left the road and overturned and struck a house, causing heavy damage to the structure.

Summey's truck overturned and the passengers were ejected.

Summey was taken to a Nacogdoches hospital in stable condition. Jernigan was taken to the same hospital in good condition.

A passenger with Summey, Chad Belcher, 24, of Madisonville, Tenn, is in critical condition at a Nacogdoches hospital.

Armfield and Belcher were not wearing seatbelts.

"I was kind of in a state of shock because I remember thinking I was sitting there not too long ago," Terri Duncan, a resident of the house that was hit, said.

Duncan said she is blessed because just an hour before the car struck her house, she was right where it hit.

"I woke up to this really loud bang, and I didn't know what it was," Duncan said. "My mom comes through and says 'what is that?,' and I said, 'I don't know.''"

Duncan was actually on her couch, no more than 50 feet from the impact point. After hearing the noise, she alerted her sister in the back room. Then the two of them went outside and shot a video.

"It was really bad," Misty Jordan, Terry Duncan's sister, said. "There was debris everywhere."

"I only saw this one vehicle out front that was completely mangled," Duncan said.

"Her vehicle was bad," Jordan said. 'Her windshield was completely folded outwards. The back of the vehicle was gone."

After taking time to let everything sink in, Duncan is still at a loss for words.

"I was worried then, and I still don't know what to think," Duncan said.

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