On 02/29/16 at 11:07 am, Nacogdoches DPS troopers responded to and
investigated a one vehicle crash on US 59, approximately 8 miles North of
Nacogdoches. The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2006 Ford passenger
car was traveling northbound on US 59 in the outside lane when the vehicle left the
roadway to the right and struck a road sign. After striking the road sign the vehicle
then crossed over both the north and southbound lanes of US 59 where it struck a
guardrail and flipped over into a creek. The driver of the vehicle was Beth Smith 74 from Nacogdoches was transported to Nacogdoches Hospital for treatment. She is currently still hospitalized.