Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Major Accident On HWY 59 Near Rivercrest Road In Lufkin Texas


LUFKIN TEXAS - At least two people died when a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles collided in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 59 north near Rivercrest Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday. All three vehicles came to rest in the treeline off the southbound side of the highway, then immediately caught fire. A preliminary crash investigation by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers indicated that a commercial vehicle was traveling north on U.S. Highway 59 when, "for unknown reasons," it crossed the grassy median and struck two southbound passenger cars, according to DPS Sgt. David Hendry.

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Reagan Lyne (Age 14) From George West Texas Killed In ATV Accident


GEORGE WEST, TEXAS - A South Texas boy died after his ATV overturned on a highway and was hit by a truck as he and a friend were rabbit hunting before dawn Wednesday. The Department of Public Safety says 14-year-old Reagan Lyne of George West was killed in the accident at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Sgt. Nathan Brandley says a 13-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries in the wreck on U.S. 59 near George West. Reagan was trapped under the ATV. Brandley says an 18-wheeler came upon the ATV, amid the darkness, and the trucker applied the brakes but couldn't stop. Reagan died at the scene.

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