DIBOLL, TX – Two women were fatally injured in a semi truck accident involving three vehicles in Diboll, TX on Monday May 13, 2013. The city of Diboll is located in Angelina County, TX in the eastern part of the state, about 11.3 miles southwest of Lufkin and about 32.5 miles southwest of Nacodoches.
The accident occurred when two women in a white Honda sedan were hit broadside by an 18-wheeler after spinning out from a collision with another passenger car. The driver of the semi truck, Policarpio Galvan, was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the Honda, which spun out in front of him.
The deceased victims were identified as 36 year-old Cherisse Lewis-Robinson from Richmond, TX, the driver of the Honda and 63 year-old passenger, Yvonne Lewis-Williams, from Houston, who died at the scene.
The accident occurred in front of the Diboll Depot Center in the 1600 block of N Temple. Although details of the accident are unclear, it appears that one car pulled out of the Depot Center driveway and struck a southbound car and then an 18 wheeler traveling northbound hit one of the cars.
An article at the KTRE.com website reported on the story:
The article reports that Robinson-Lewis was 24 to 27 weeks pregnant at the time. She was taken to a hospital in Lufkin where she was treated, but a medical team were unable to save her or the baby.
The Honda was completely demolished in the accident.
Diboll Police are investigating the accident:
“It’s still under criminal investigation, but it appears that one vehicle was heading southbound and the second vehicle was coming out of the parking lot of the Diboll Depot Center and the third vehicle was heading northbound.”
Investigators plan to view the surveillance video from the Depot Center.
Blog post by Houston truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP