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Lufkin woman killed when man accidentally hits gas instead of brake

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – A Lufkin woman died after she was struck by a vehicle driven by a Beaumont man Thursday afternoon.

According to the Lufkin Police report, it happened on the 800 Block of James Street at around 12:33 p.m.

J.W. Samuel, 78, was parking in a residential driveway when he accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake and struck two women who were standing in the driveway behind another parked vehicle.

Iris Simmons Rigsby, 75, was smashed between the two vehicles and suffered injuries that led to her death at a hospital Thursday night.  Another woman was also struck by the vehicle but was knocked to the side and sustained only minor injuries.   

Samuel was not injured and no charges have been filed.  The case is still under investigation.

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