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3 people injured in head-on collision north of Corrigan

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The 2009 Ford Focus involved in the wreck (Source: PolkCountyToday.com) The 2009 Ford Focus involved in the wreck (Source: PolkCountyToday.com)
The 2011 Honda Pilot involved in the wreck 2011 White Honda Pilot The 2011 Honda Pilot involved in the wreck 2011 White Honda Pilot
A victim is loaded onto a helicopter. (Source: PolkCountyToday.com) A victim is loaded onto a helicopter. (Source: PolkCountyToday.com)
POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A two-vehicle head-on collision on U.S. 59 north of Corrigan resulted in three people being injured late Monday night. 

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a Livingston DPS trooper was dispatched out to the wreck at approximately 10:20 p.m. Michelle Warren, 22, of Lake Jackson was driving a red 2009 Ford Focus northbound on U.S. 59 when she was struck head on by a white 2011 Honda Pilot driven by Amy Smith, 42, of Lufkin. 

Smith was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 59 when the wreck occurred, the press release stated.

Warren was airlifted from the scene by helicopter and transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Joshua Harding, 22, a passenger in Warren's car, was transported to a Lufkin hospital and later flown to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Smith was transported to Lufkin's Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries, the press release stated.

According to the press release, Smith had the smell of alcohol on her breath and on her person. She also allegedly admitted to drinking before the accident. In addition, an open container was found inside Smith's car, the press release stated.

A blood sample was obtained from Smith, and it has been sent off for a toxicology test. The accident is still under investigation and charges are pending, according to the press release.

The Corrigan Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff's Office assisted with the accident investigation.

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