Lufkin man dies after vehicle strikes a tree

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 5:28pm

A Lufkin man was killed Saturday afternoon when his car collided with a tree.

Angelina County DPS tell KETK that it happened around 5:15 on Rivercrest Drive.

The Driver, Ronald Read, was traveling Eastbound in a truck when he left the roadway and hit a tree.

Read was not hurt, but the passenger, 52 year old Rickey Torbert was prounounced dead at the scene.

At this time it is not known if seatbelts were worn and officials don't know if the accident is weather related.

Officials are still investigating the crash and KETK will continue to update you with more information as it becomes available.



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