ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A woman was airlifted with injuries following a fiery two-vehicle wreck on US 69 north of Lufkin Thursday afternoon.
According to Trooper Marc Slocum, Ethel Lee Simmons, 79, of Alto, was driving a PT Cruiser when she turned left off of FM 2021 and into the path of an 18-wheeler driven by Richard G. Jenson, 48, of Alamogordo, New Mexico, at 12:15 p.m.
Slocum said at least one Good Samaritan got Simmons out of the car before emergency personnel arrived on the scene. The car erupted in flames and continued to burn until fire crews arrived, sending a plume of black smoke in the air.
Both the north and southbound lanes of traffic were blocked for a short period of time.
Simmons was airlifted to a Tyler hospital. She is listed in fair condition.