From the Department of Public Safety
SHELBY COUNTY, TX - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a two vehicle major crash yesterday on US 96 and County Road 4356.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 5:45 p.m., a 2007 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling north on US 96. The driver of the truck tractor reportedly failed to control its speed and struck a 2003 Pontiac passenger car from behind that was stopped waiting to turn left onto County Road 4356. The truck tractor semi-trailer then overturned on the highway.
The driver of the truck tractor is identified as 51-year-old Derek Lampkin from Lufkin. Lampkin was transported to a Center hospital where he was treated and released.
The driver of the Pontiac is identified as 38-year-old Magdiel Cruz from Teneha. Cruz was not reportedly injured during the crash. A passenger in the Pontiac is identified as 41-year-old Natibida Ramirez. Ramirez was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second passenger in the Pontiac, a 14-year-old male, was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.