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Driver blows tire, strikes 3 vehicles, kills 2

Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 at 7:37 pm    

LUFKIN, TX – A crash near Lufkin on U.S. Hwy 59 killed two people on Sunday, reports Channel 3000.

According to authorities, a truck occupied by a female driver and her three children blew a tire on U.S. Hwy 59, which caused it to enter the lanes of oncoming traffic.

It then struck 3 vehicles, including a Honda, a Ford F-150, and a Dodge SUV.

Two occupants of the Dodge, Alicia Stephenson, 33, and a 13-year-old were killed. Stephenson was airlifted to a hospital where she would die from her injuries. The 13-year-old died at the scene of the accident.

The four occupants of the Ford F-350 as well as the driver of the Ford F-350 were all hospitalized.

Paramedics treated and released the driver of the Honda at the scene.

Investigators are still working on the incident.

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