Lufkin Police Release Names of Persons in Thursday’s Fatal Wreck
Lufkin Police have released the identities of those persons involved in a two-vehicle accident which occurred at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Ellen Trout Drive.
The crash resulted in the death of Phyllis Scott, 77, of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Mrs. Scott was traveling to Dallas to visit her family at the time the accident occurred. According to the police report, Scott was outbound on MLK in a Toyota Avalon when she failed to yield the right of way to an 18-wheeler headed eastbound on Ellen Trout Drive. Her car was T-boned on the driver’s side.
The driver of the 18-wheeler is identified as Matthew Fry, 43, of Minden, Louisiana. His passenger was Natasha White, 41, of Jacksonville, Texas. They were both treated and released from a local hospital.
The woman died on impact and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Billy Ball.