Oak Creek native in fair condition after fatal car crash in Texas

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Oak Creek native John Lipsie was in fair condition Monday in a Texas hospital after a car crash Thursday night in Livingston, Texas, that killed the driver and also injured a 16-year-old girl.

According to published reports, Lipsie, 20, was a passenger in a car driven by Malissa Ferraro, of Livingston. Lipsie, a 2010 Soroco High School graduate, had just recently moved with family to Texas.

The reports stated that Ferraro lost control of her 1981 BMW, which left the road and struck a tree. Ferraro, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her daughter was taken to Livingston Memorial Hospital. She was last reported in stable condition.

Lipsie was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas. Hospital spokeswoman Yana Ogletree said Lipsie was transferred Friday in stable condition to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas.

East Texas Medical Center spokeswoman Christine Rutherford said Lipsie was in fair condition Monday.

No one was wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, according to news reports in Texas.

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