A Maryville woman woman died and
a Madisonville man and former Madisonville resident were injured following a two-vehicle accident
just south of Garrison, Texas Monday morning, according to published reports in Texas.
KTRE Channel 9 reported Staci R. Armfield, 23, of Maryville, died at the
scene, located on the intersection of U.S. 59 and FM 95.
According to the police reports cited by the TV station, Eric Allen Summey, 22, formerly of
Madisonville and currently of Lufkin, Texas, was driving a 2011 GMC pickup at 5:28 a.m. and struck
the rear of a 2007 Ford, driven by Leticia Castillo Jernigan, 51, of Garrison.
Jernigan left the road and overturned and struck a house, causing heavy
damage to the structure.
Summey's truck overturned and the
passengers were ejected.
Summey was taken to a Nacogdoches
hospital in stable condition. Jernigan was taken to the same hospital in good condition.
A passenger with Summey, Chad Belcher, 24, of Madisonville, is in
critical condition at a Nacogdoches hospital, the report said.
Armfield and Belcher were not wearing seatbelts.
"I was kind of in a state of shock because I remember thinking I was
sitting there not too long ago," Terri Duncan, a resident of the house that was hit, said.
Duncan said she is blessed because just an hour before the car struck
her house, she was right where it hit.
"I woke up to this really
loud bang, and I didn't know what it was," Duncan said. "My mom comes through and says 'what is
that?,' and I said, 'I don't know.'"
Duncan was actually on her
couch, no more than 50 feet from the impact point. After hearing the noise, she alerted her sister
in the back room. Then the two of them went outside and shot a video.
"It was really bad," Misty Jordan, Terry Duncan's sister, said. "There was debris
"I only saw this one vehicle out front that was
completely mangled," Duncan said.
"Her vehicle was bad," Jordan
said. "Her windshield was completely folded outwards. The back of the vehicle was gone."
After taking time to let everything sink in, Duncan is still at a loss
"I was worried then, and I still don't know what to
think," Duncan said.
Garrison is located about 160 miles north
This story was published with permission from KTRE