One woman died in a two-vehicle wreck on Loop 287 in front of Ellen Trout Zoo Thursday, according to Lufkin police.

The woman, driving a white Toyota Avalon, was coming off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive when she failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and was struck by an 18-wheeler headed eastbound on Ellen Trout Drive, Lufkin Police Sgt. Dale Dodd said.

Fatal crash

A woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Loop 287 in front of Ellen Trout Zoo Thursday. Lufkin police know the identity of the woman and have been contacting family before releasing more information.

Jess Huff's email address is jess.huff@lufkindailynews.com.