Lumberton, TX — Two sisters were killed as well as an unborn child this past Monday night (February 3, 2014) after a two-car accident south of Lumberton on Highway 96. The victims were identified as 20-year old Connely Burns, who was pregnant, and her 15-year old sister, Courtney Sterling.
Allegedly, both sisters were in a Nissan Murano that was driving along Highway 96 near its conjunction with Highway 69 on Monday night. Around 8:00 p.m., a Chevrolet Camaro was clocked at well over 120 mph by police LPD officers going down Highway 96.
Near the Highway 96/69 exchange, the Camaro collided with the Nissan Murano, killing Burns and critically injuring Sterling, who later passed away. Police said that Burns was pregnant and lost her child in the wreck.
The driver of the Camaro was identified as 40-year old Crystal Boyett and she is facing potential charges. Police said they’re still waiting on toxicology tests, but have not indicated that alcohol was a factor.
Scene of the Accident
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