A woman escaped serious injury and possibly death on Wednesday evening on Farm to Market Road 2800, not far from the Westlake Community, northwest of Jasper.

The volunteers of the Jasper Fire Department and other emergency crews were dispatched to the location about 2.5 miles west of Highway 96, shortly after 10:00, when it was reported that the crash had occurred and arrived to find the late model sedan completely engulfed in flames in a wooded area on the north side of the roadway. However, the firefighters soon learned that the female driver of the vehicle was alive and well in another vehicle located about 50 yards west of the burning car.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Shana Clark later said that the drive was 29-year-old Marissa LaFitte, of Jasper. According to Clark, LaFifitte was traveling westbound in a 2018 Hyundai when she lost control, went off the highway, and collided with trees.

Clark said LaFitte was transported to St Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for treatment.

A man at the scene man said he was traveling along the road when he saw the smoking vehicle in the woods with the driver still behind the wheel. The man said he pulled the woman from the car and led her to safety.

Unfortunately, Sergeant Clark, the trooper who investigated the crash, nor anyone else knows who the good samaritan was.