81-year-old woman from Lumberton killed in collision, 75-year-old man seriously hurt

An 81-year-old woman from Lumberton is dead and a 75-year-old man from Warren was listed in critical condition at CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont after a collision in Lumberton, according to information Chief Danny Sullins provided to KFDM News.

The chief has released the woman's name--Betty Nichols of Lumberton.

He says Bennie Cleveland was driving a pickup south on Highway 69 near West Chance shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday when he crossed into the opposite lane and struck an SUV. The SUV flipped over and Nichols died at the scene.

A deputy saw the accident in his rearview mirror.

A viewer sent us the picture.

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