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March 16, 2010

88-year-old victim taken by air ambulance after collision on State Highway 198

Athens — An 88-year-old woman was flown to a Tyler hospital for injuries suffered when a van slammed into a boat trailer on State Highway 198 near Caney City, Sunday afternoon.

The trailer came loose from the pickup towing it, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper James Martin said.

Henrietta Milliken of Malakoff remained in East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Monday afternoon. She was in intensive care with her condition listed as fair, a hospital spokesman said.

Trooper James Martin said the wreck occured just before 6 p.m. when a 2004 Dodge pickup, driven by James Calvin Foster, 56, of Payne Springs was heading south on State Highway 198.

A 2005 Dodge Caravan, driven by Sue Milliken LaPhrop, 62, of Malakoff, approached Foster, traveling north with Henrietta Milliken as a passenger.

That’s when the trailer broke free, rolled into the northbound lane, and hit the Caravan head on.

Numerous rescue personel were called to the scene. PHI Air Medical transported the injured woman to the ETMC trauma unit.

None of the other occupants of the vehicles required hospitalization. The wreck remains under investigation.

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