There has now been a confirmed second fatality resulting from the multi-vehicle crash that happened Sunday afternoon between Lufkin and Burke on Highway 59.  The driver of the 2014 Dodge SUV, identified as Alicia Stephenson, 33, from Portage, Wisconsin, was pronounced deceased yesterday (7/26) at Hermann Hospital in Houston.

According to the Department of Public Safety report, the preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 4:15 p.m., a 2017 Ford F-350 pickup was traveling northbound on Highway 59. A tire on the Ford had a blow-out, causing the truck to cross the center median, where it struck a 2014 Dodge SUV head-on. The Dodge, after the collision with the Ford, collided with a 2008 Honda passenger car. The Ford continued traveling, striking a 2017 Ford F-150 pickup before coming to a stop.

The driver of the Ford F-350 is identified as Gabrila Godoy, 30, from Lufkin, Texas, was transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin for treatment. Three child passengers traveling with Godoy were also transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital and identified as an 11-year-old male, a nine-year-old female, and a four-year-old male.

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The driver of the Dodge is identified as Alicia Stephenson, 33, from Portage, Wisconsin, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston by medical helicopter for treatment, but later succumbed to her injuries.  A 13-year-old female passenger traveling with Stephenson was pronounced deceased, at the scene, by an Angelina County Justice of the Peace.

The driver of the Honda is identified as Hannah Fowler, 31, from Diboll, Texas, was treated and released from the scene.

The driver of the Ford F-150 is identified as Misty Denton, 46, from Lake Jackson, Texas, was transported to Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin for treatment.

This crash remains under investigation and no other updates on the condition of those injured have been released.

 

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