ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An outing for residents of Lufkin State Supported Living Center ended in an accident Saturday evening after a driver collided into the state school van.
The crash happened on Highway 69 South, just north of Loop 287.
The residents were headed out on a taking a field trip.
While at the scene of the accident, Texas Department of Public Safety Officer Rodney Tucker said the driver of a Toyota Camry was on the embankment and then attempted an illegal U-turn from the southbound side over to the northbound lanes.
The driver told East Texas News that she “didn't know what happened.”
State Trooper Tucker said when the Camry driver pulled out in that turn, she crashed into the van's right rear axle. The force of that impact caused the van to spin around, cross the northbound lanes backwards and end up striking a fence.
Lufkin Fire and EMT, Angelina County deputies and other emergency management agencies assisted with traffic and accident precautions.
Although quite shaken up by the accident, none of the residents nor the van driver were injured.