LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – A woman who caused a three-car collision Thursday night in Lufkin was intoxicated at the time, said a statement released Thursday from the city.
Ashley Huffhines, 34, of Lufkin, died from her injuries.
She was driving a Nissan Altima and turned into the path of a Cadillac Escalade that was driven by Gabriel Galindo, 32, a Lufkin man with his three children, ages 11, 9, 7. The impact knocked the Cadillac into a Jeep Liberty that was driven by the man’s wife, Maria Galindo, 32, of Lufkin.
The Galindo family was southbound on Timberland Drive in separate vehicles, attempting to turn left onto Nesbitt Avenue. Huffhines, who was traveling north on Timberland Drive in a Nissan Altima, veered into the turn lane, hitting the Cadillac.
On impact, Galindo’s Cadillac was pushed into the Jeep.
Huffhines did not appear to be wearing her seat belt and she struck the windshield and steering wheel, causing trauma to her head and neck. The airbags in her vehicle did not deploy, the statement said.
She was taken to a local hospital and died a short time later.
The Galindo children were also taken to a local hospital to be checked out. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Neither of the parents required medical treatment.