Lufkin children involved in Wednesday wreck upgraded to good - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Lufkin children involved in Wednesday wreck upgraded to good, fair condition; mother still critical

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Jamie Windom Jr., 4, of Lufkin has been upgraded from critical condition to good condition following a wreck on Oct.2. Jamie's brother, Jamion, 3, has been upgraded to fair condition.

According to Lindsay Fox with Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, the boys had a good night and staff are hopeful that the boys will have a good recovery.

The boys' mother, Shontay Green is in critical condition at Memorial Hermann's Texas Trauma Institute in Houston, a Tier-1 trauma facility.

Green and her two sons were transported to Houston after Green's car collided with a steel beam being carried by a 18-wheeler at the intersection of Spence Street and the Loop in Lufkin.

Russell Dickson, who owns the nearby Quality Restaurant Supply, said it appeared the truck driver, who was carrying a steal beam, had come out of Spence Street and turned left, making a wide turn. He said it looked like the woman swerved to avoid hitting the cab and went under the beam.

"It sounded like a train wreck," Dickson said. "The truck was pulling across Spence Street and she wasn't expecting him to take the outside lane and she went underneath him."

Dickson rushed to the scene.

"I didn't expect to find anyone alive in that wreck," Dickson said. "The boys were moving, and the mama was breathing."

Ashley Hayes had just gotten off from work and was driving home when she pulled up on the scene.

Hayes said her first thought on seeing the smashed car was, "Oh my God. What has happened?"

"I was very surprised to see the one little boy on the floor board on his knees crying trying to get out," Hayes said.

The driver of the truck has been identified as 41 year old Flenton Jones of Wayne, AR. Jones told the East Texas News that he is not sure what happened but it was an accident.

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