The Texas Department of Public Safety has released updated information after a construction worker was struck by a vehicle early Wednesday afternoon. It happened during the noon hour on State Highway 63 at Concord Cemetery Road, 3 miles east of Zavalla.

The Texas Department of Transportation originally said that the victim was a flagger. However, state troopers say that she was actually a construction worker.

According to DPS Sergeant David Hendrey, a 2000 Honda passenger car was traveling westbound when the construction worker stepped into the west bound lane and was struck by the vehicle.

Hendrey said the victim, 21-year-old Savannah Lee, of San Augustine, was transported to Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin, and later transferred to a Tyler hospital by medical helicopter.

According to Hendrey, the driver of the car, 23-year-old Destiny Husband, of Zavalla, received minor injuries, but she refused medical treatment at the scene.


The Texas Department of Transportation says a contract flagger working in a construction zone on Highway 63 near Zavalla was struck by a vehicle late Wednesday morning.

KJAS News received reports from motorists that traffic was completely stopped on Highway 63 West between Recreational Road 255 and Zavalla, and a DPS dispatcher confirmed that an accident had occurred.

Word of the flagger being struck came a short time later from TxDOT, and it said that the incident occurred near Concord Cemetery, 3 miles east of Zavalla.

KJAS News is waiting for further details to be released by Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant David Hendrey in Lufkin. Hendrey said as of 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, state troopers were still investigating.


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