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1 Dead, 3 Injured in Longview Collision

Jasmine Reynolds2 years ago

One person was killed and three others were injured in a head-on collision in Harrison County.

About the Harrison County Collision

KETK reports that early Saturday morning, an SUV headed north on FM 2208 veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a truck headed southbound.

The driver of the SUV Janice Wilkinson, 62, of Colmesneil, was taken to the hospital and is listed as being in stable condition. The driver of the truck, 19-year-old Cayden Ferrill, was treated at the hospital and later released.

Unfortunately, one of the passengers of Wilkinson’s SUV, Bobby Wilkinson, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other passenger in the SUV, Sharron Smith, 51, was taken to the hospital and is also in stable condition. All passengers of the vehicles were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.

No charges have been brought at this time.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • In 2013, there were 232,041 persons injured in motor vehicle crashes.
  • There were 523 people killed in head-on collisions in Texas in 2013.
  • One person was killed in a motor vehicle collision every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • Of all persons killed in vehicle collisions where safety belt use was applicable, 44.7 % were not restrained when the crash occurred.

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