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Woman dies after SUV left roadway, hit utility pole on Loop 287 in Lufkin

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lufkin police at scene of fatal wreck on Loop 287 near Toyota dealership
TRAFFIC ALERT: Lufkin police at scene of fatal wreck on Loop 287 near Toyota dealership(Lufkin Police Department)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 6:24 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 at 8:53 PM CST
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A woman died in a 1-vehicle wreck on Wednesday evening.

Lufkin Police PIO Jessica Pebsworth said that the wreck was on the northbound side of the loop, in front of Loving Toyota. It initially happened at around 5:25 p.m.

Pebsworth said that a woman in a white Mercedes SUV was headed northbound on Loop 287 at a high rate of speed, according to witnesses. The vehicle left the road just before the car dealership for an unknown reason, and it hit a light pole several hundred feet away.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Billy Ball. Her name will be released after family is notified.

The scene has been cleared.

The woman's identity will not be released tonight to allow time to notify extended family.
The woman's identity will not be released tonight to allow time to notify extended family.(Lufkin Police Department)

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