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Portage woman, unidentified teen die in car crash in Texas
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Portage woman, unidentified teen die in car crash in Texas

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ANGELINA COUNTY, TEXAS — Authorities say a Portage woman died in a multiple vehicle crash Sunday in Texas and that an unidentified teenage passenger in her car also died.

Alicia Stephenson, 33, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston by medical helicopter for treatment after sustaining injuries in the crash which happened on U.S. Highway 59, one-half mile south of Lufkin, according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. A 13-year-old female passenger traveling with Stephenson was pronounced dead at the scene by an Angelina County Justice of the Peace. The passenger was not identified.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 4:15 p.m., a 2017 Ford F-350 pickup was traveling south. A tire on the Ford had a blow-out, causing the truck to cross the center median, where it struck a 2014 Dodge SUV head-on that Stephenson was driving. The Dodge, after the collision with the Ford, collided with a 2008 Honda passenger car. The Ford continued traveling, striking a 2017 Ford F-150 pickup before coming to a stop.

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The driver of the Ford F-350 is identified as Gabrila Godoy, 30, from Lufkin, Texas. Godoy was transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin for treatment. Three child passengers traveling with Godoy were also transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital, identified as an 11-year-old boy, a nine-year-old girl, and a four-year-old boy. Names were not released.

The driver of the Honda is identified as Hannah Fowler, 31, from Diboll, Texas. Fowler was treated and released from the scene.

The driver of the Ford F-150 is identified as Misty Denton, 46, from Lake Jackson, Texas. Denton was transported to Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Follow Erica Dynes on Twitter @EDynes_CapNews or contact her at 608-393-5346.


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