ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on State Highway 103 about five miles from Lufkin's old paper mill Friday afternoon.
The accident occurred at about 2 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Highway 103 East and Davidson Road. It involved a GMC Sierra pickup and a Ford Expedition.
Rocky Thigpen, a Lufkin City Council member and a Texas Department of Safety trooper, said it looked as though the GMC Sierra pickup was driving east on Highway 103 when it rear-ended the Ford Expedition, which was being driven by Sandra Texada, 58, of Houston.
Thigpen said it looked like Sandra Texada had slowed down for a motorist that was turning on to Davidson Road.
Sandra Texada, Benny Texada, 80 of Houston, and the male driver of the GMC Sierra were all transported to Lufkin hospitals for treatment of their injuries. No name was available for the driver of pickup because he was immediately rushed to the hospital.
Two other occupants in the Expedition, ages 54 and 10, were no injured in the accident. However, they rode to the hospital in the ambulances with Sandra Texada and Benny Texada.
One witness said that he and others were at a nearby house when they heard the bang. They ran outside and arrived at the wreck scene within minutes. When they got there, the male driver of the pickup was lying in the middle of the road.
Both directions of traffic are blocked on that section of Highway 103. However emergency personnel are alternating by allowing one direction of traffic to proceed and then the other. Motorists should use caution if they are traveling Highway 103 East just outside of Lufkin.