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Silsbee pastor killed in wreck near Lufkin

DPS Troopers say Pastor Lester Banks, 56, of Silsbee was killed after a driver ran a stop sign and crashed into his van.


Banks was driving south on Highway 69, returning from a football game in Lufkin.


His wife Donita Banks, 52, and another man, Tony Runnels, 59, were in the van with Banks. Both sustained injuries in the crash and were transported to an area hospital.


DPS Troopers say the driver of the vehicle that hit Banks' van, identified as William Hooks, 48, of Silsbee sustained injuries as well.


The crash happened at 11:35 p.m. last night.


KFDM's Justin Hinton will have more on this story tonight at 10.

Silsbee pastor killed in wreck near Lufkin

Saturday, December 1 2012, 02:43 PM CST
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