LUFKIN, TEXAS (KTRE) - A homeless woman died after she was struck by a car while crossing a street in Lufkin.
According to Lufkin police, they responded to an auto-pedestrian crash at the intersection of Frank Avenue at Loop 287 at about 12:10 a.m. Tuesday.
Lufkin police reported a driver in the inside lane had stopped to allow the woman, who was pushing a buggy, to cross the street even though the light was green. The woman was then struck by another driver, who was traveling in the outside lane and didn’t see the woman crossing because the stopped car obstructed his view of her.
The woman was taken to a local hospital where she later died.
Lufkin police have not identified the woman as they work to notify her next of kin. However, they did want to let the public know “the victim is not ‘Miss Winona’ – the little lady frequently seen in the area with a small dog.”