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11/06/06 - Angelina County

Man's Leg Amputated in Wreck

by Ramonica R. Jones

There were no reports of flooding or road closures Monday in Angelina County, but the wet weather contributed to several other problems on East Texas roadways.  

A head on collision on Highway 69 South backed up traffic for miles. Emergency workers had to call in for two sets of jaws to free two men trapped in two separate vehicles.  

The wreck happened just south of Huntington in front of Jorge Ramos' home. He did not see the crash, but he's not sure the wet weather is to blame.

"It happened right here in front of my gate," Ramos said. "At least every three months, we have one here. This is really bad part of the highway right here. There's always an accident."

Ken Martin saw the wreck and managed to swerve around it, getting his truck stuck in a ditch. He went back to help the crash victims and still had blood from one of them spattered all over his leg when he talked to the East Texas News.

"He was just real bad off," Martin said of one of the victims. "His leg was messed up real bad."

That victim's lower left leg was partially amputated in the wreck. The other driver also has serious injuries. Both men are recovering in Lufkin hospitals.

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