Phyllis Scott Killed in Car Crash at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Ellen Trout Drive in Lufkin

Phyllis Scott Killed in Car Crash at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Ellen Trout Drive in Lufkin

Phyllis Scott Killed in Lufkin Two-Vehicle Crash at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Ellen Trout Drive

Lufkin, Texas (October 10, 2020) – A woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Lufkin, according to officials.

The fatal crash happened around 1:40 p.m., October 8, at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Ellen Trout Drive.

Authorities said Phyllis Scott, 77, of Lake Charles, La., was driving a Toyota Avalon on MLK when she failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and was T-boned by an 18-wheeler that was heading eastbound on Ellen Trout Drive.

Scott was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Matthew Fry, 43, of Minden, Louisiana, and his passenger, Natasha White, 41, of Jacksonville, were taken to the hospital where they were treated and released.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Phyllis Scott.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

While there are many causes of car accidents, the most common reasons of driver negligence include driver inattention; cell phone use; texting and driving; speeding; fatigue; failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive; running a red light; and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Attorney Joel A. Gordon said. Mr. Gordon believes that an independent investigation is important. An Attorney will help obtain the crash report, secure accident photos, interview witnesses, and create a claim.

To speak with an attorney, Click to call: 281-943-5555.

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