KXXV reports that the accident occurred late Monday afternoon roughly 11 miles north of Buffalo.
A 2001 Ford F-550 traveling in the northbound lanes of Highway 79 suffered a tire blowout which sent the truck into oncoming traffic. The F-550 collided head-on with a 2007 Ford F-150 in the southbound lanes.
The driver of the F-150, James Avery Wesner, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the F-550, 43-year-old James Michael Gibson, was rushed to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Gibson was pronounced dead at 7:58 pm.
Following information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):