UPDATE (2:55 P.M.) – Lufkin officials informed that one person has died and that four including a juvenile were hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on Sunday.
Lufkin police said that after completing their investigation, the 2000 block of North Timberland Drive is no longer blocked.
Witnesses told officers that a Mustang was headed north on Timberland Drive and crossed four lanes of traffic and was T-boned by a southbound pickup.
Another truck also headed south then rear-ended the pickup.
The wreck sent five people to local hospitals including the male driver of the Mustang. He was awaiting medical transport to an out-of-town hospital but passed away in the emergency room.
Lufkin police do not know what caused him to veer into the southbound lanes. They added a juvenile was in the pickup that hit the mustang and is being flown to an out-of-town hospital
Lufkin officials will release the names on Monday to allow time for the notification of extended family.
LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – Five people were taken to local and out-of-town hospitals after a three-vehicle wreck in Lufkin on Sunday.
Southbound traffic on North Timberland Drive is being rerouted onto Forest Park Boulevard, as Lufkin police and officials work to clear the scene in the 2000 block of North Timberland Drive.
Lufkin officials believe the road will be shut down for at least the next hour as they complete the wreck investigation.
Drivers should avoid the area if at all possible and expect delays.
This story is developing, KETK will keep you updated as more information comes out.