Angelina Co. Sheriff's Office: Seriously injured Lufkin woman fo - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Angelina Co. Sheriff's Office: Seriously injured Lufkin woman found under Hwy 94 bridge

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Investigators with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office are treating the discovery of a seriously injured Lufkin woman under the Neches River bridge on Highway 94 West as a "suspicious incident." The woman was found around 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

"We're working the case up as a suspicious incident," said Lt. Pete Maskunas of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office. "We're taking precautions to make sure we cover every angle, and right now, we're treating it as a criminal case, just to be on the safe side."

Maskunas said the ACSO's information is still sketchy at this time. The 21-year-old woman is still in the Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston, and she hasn't been able to talk much to authorities. Doctors are waiting to see if they need to take her into surgery for treatment of her injuries, Maskunas said.

The woman suffered injuries to her legs, hips, elbows, ribs, spleen, eye socket, and cheek, Maskunas said.

The woman told authorities that the last thing she remembers before waking up under the bridge on Highway 94 is walking out of Jimmy's Bar in Trinity County after midnight Thursday. One witness saw her walk out of the bar and continue walking on Highway 94. Somehow, the injured woman used her cell phone to call her friends and direct them to her location, Maskunas said.

"When she is well enough to talk to us, we'll try to put the rest of the puzzle pieces together," Maskunas said. "We'll be trying to determine whether she was knocked off the bridge, she was thrown off, or she just fell."

Maskunas said if the woman fell off the bridge, it is about a 22-foot drop to where she was found.

"If in fact, she fell off the bridge, she's extremely lucky to be alive," Maskunas said.

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to call Maskunas at (936) 634-3332.

Copyright 2013 KTRE. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

  • NewsMore>>

  • SFA baseball season comes to an end in dramatic fashion

    SFA baseball season comes to an end in dramatic fashion

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:26:21 GMT
    SFA baseball is eliminated from the Southland Conference tournament.SFA baseball is eliminated from the Southland Conference tournament.

    Down by one in the bottom of the 10th inning, Stephen F. Austin freshman Josh Campbell sent a hard single to up the middle and pinch runner Chad Dunlop tried to score the game-tying run from second only to see New Orleans shortstop Aaron Palmer recover from knocking the ball down and throw out Dunlop at the plate which ended the `Jacks' season in a 4-3 loss in a Southland Conference Tournament elimination game at Constellation Field Thursday morning.

    More >>

    Down by one in the bottom of the 10th inning, Stephen F. Austin freshman Josh Campbell sent a hard single to up the middle and pinch runner Chad Dunlop tried to score the game-tying run from second only to see New Orleans shortstop Aaron Palmer recover from knocking the ball down and throw out Dunlop at the plate which ended the `Jacks' season in a 4-3 loss in a Southland Conference Tournament elimination game at Constellation Field Thursday morning.

    More >>
  • Chris Cochran accepts head football coach position at Lindale ISD

    Chris Cochran accepts head football coach position at Lindale ISD

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:20:23 GMT

    Lindale ISD has a new head football coach as of Thursday. 

    More >>

    Lindale ISD has a new head football coach as of Thursday. 

    More >>
  • H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

    H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:17:27 GMT
    High school baseball scores from Thursday night.High school baseball scores from Thursday night.

    H.S. baseball regional semifinal and softball regional final scores from Thursday.

    More >>

    H.S. baseball regional semifinal and softball regional final scores from Thursday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly