LUFKIN, Texas — A woman was flown to a Tyler hospital after a major two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Lufkin.
The crash happened around 4:45 p.m. at the intersection of Loop 287 at Ellen Trout Drive and Sayers Street.
According to Lufkin police, a car, driven by Marcus Williams, 39, of Lufkin, was attempting to cross Sayers St. and was T-boned on its passenger side by an eastbound SUV, driven by Terri Wilkie, 38, of Zavalla. The SUV rolled on impact, while the car veered off the road and traveled through a tree line before crashing into a creek.
A female front seat passenger of the car, identified as Kailyn Walker, 23, was trapped in the partially submerged vehicle. It took firefighters roughly 30 minutes to free her. Walker’s boyfriend, Kendrick Wortham, 26, of Lufkin, and Kevin Page, 24, of Lufkin, were the backseat passengers of the car. Williams, Wortham and Page managed to escape. Williams and Wortham went to a local hospital by ambulance while Page was checked out at the scene.
Walker was flown to a Tyler hospital by medical helicopter.
Wilkie and her mother, Nathalea Conger, 58, of Zavalla, who was a passenger in the SUV, both sought treatment at a local hospital. Wilkie went by private vehicle while her mother went by ambulance.
Williams will be cited for fail to yield the right of way, no insurance and displaying the wrong plates.
Walker remains in critical condition at a Tyler hospital.