LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A two-vehicle wreck near Lufkin's Ellen Trout Zoo claimed one person's life and injured several others Friday night.
Jessica Pebsworth, a spokeswoman for the Lufkin Police Department, confirmed that one person died in the wreck, which occurred at about 7:51 p.m. Friday.
Pebsworth said it appears as though a black Toyota Corolla pulled out from Martin Luther King Drive and into the path of a Ford Ranger pickup that was traveling north on the loop. The Ranger struck the Corolla on its passenger side.
Pebsworth said the person that died in the wreck was a passenger in the Corolla and that the individual was pronounced dead at the scene by an Angelina County justice of the peace. Several other people were injured and taken to Lufkin hospitals.
The Lufkin Police Department will release the names of the victims as soon as their next of kin are notified.