LUFKIN, TX – A teenage girl and a woman from Wisconsin were killed in a multi-vehicle crash that also led to the injury of multiple people, including three children, in Lufkin this weekend, according to WGLR and WMTV.
The crash happened on U.S. Highway 59, about half a mile south of Lufkin, at around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, when a tire blew on a Ford F-350 pickup truck.
The blown tire caused the pickup to go over the median and into the lanes of oncoming traffic, where it collided head-on with a Dodge SUV. The pickup continued, then crashed into another pickup truck, a Ford F-150. The impact also sent the Dodge into a Honda passenger vehicle.
A 13-year-old girl riding in the Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Dodge, 33-year-old Alicia Stephenson, from Portage, Wisc., was airlifted to the hospital in Houston for treatment. There, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.
The driver of the F-350 and her three juvenile passengers, ages 4-11, were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.
The driver of the other pickup truck was also hospitalized.
The driver of the Honda received treatment at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
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