NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The investigation of a March 16 fatal two-vehicle crash on the Nacogdoches loop that claimed the life of a 20-year-old woman has revealed that she was not texting when the wreck occurred.
On Thursday, Sgt. Greg Sowell, a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department, said there was no evidence to suggest that a cell phone was involved in any way.
"I just talked with the investigator," Sowell said. "She was not texting, according to witnesses. She lost control of her vehicle after taking evasive action to avoid an object in the roadway."
Alexandra Paccone, a 20-year-old Stephen F. Austin State University student, died at a Nacogdoches hospital.
According to the police report, Paccone was driving a Mazda 3 westbound in the 1300 block of North Stallings Drive at 1:05 p.m. The report states it appears she lost control of her car and crossed into the path of an eastbound Cadillac Escalade, driven by Joe Max Green, 76, of Nacogdoches. The Escalade struck the Mazda broadside.
Green was treated at the Nacogdoches hospital and released. A passenger in his vehicle, Gordon Ray Lewis, 65, of Nacogdoches, was flown to Dallas for his injuries.