Woman, 3 children injured in Lufkin rollover crash

Sgt. Eddie Ibarra, left, and Lt. Travis Strickland investigate an accident scene Thursday...
Sgt. Eddie Ibarra, left, and Lt. Travis Strickland investigate an accident scene Thursday afternoon on John Redditt Drive.((Source: Lufkin Police Department))
Published: Jun. 9, 2022 at 5:24 PM CDT

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A woman and three children were injured after a crash in Lufkin Thursday.

According to Lufkin police, the woman was southbound in the 1000 block of John Redditt Drive near Lockheed Martin around 3 p.m. when her Suburban left the road for an unknown reason.

Police said the vehicle barrel-rolled several times before crashing through a private-property gate. It then rolled several more times before coming to rest upright in a brushy field.

The woman and two of the children ages 5 and 8 were ejected from the vehicle while the third child, a 1-year-old, remained inside the SUV due to a car seat, according to witnesses. They were taken by ambulance to local hospitals with unknown injuries.

Police said as of 5 p.m., the woman and 5-year-old were being flown to out-of-town hospitals for further treatment.

A crash investigator estimated that the vehicle rolled at least seven times based on evidence at the scene. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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