Two Killed in East Texas Crash

A black car and white car damaged in a crash

Two people are dead following a violent two-vehicle crash near Kilgore, Texas this weekend.

Details of the Fatal Kilgore Crash

According to reports, the fatal crash occurred on Highway 259 near FM 349 around 3:58 pm Sunday.

A police investigation has determined that a Nissan car was traveling southbound on Highway 259 when it drove into oncoming traffic and collided with a 1999 Saturn.

The driver of the Saturn, identified as Dakota Patrick Harris, was flown to a hospital in Tyler with critical injuries. He later died. The driver of the Nissan, 79-year-old Mary Virginia Cameron, was transported to a Longview hospital where she too died of her injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information related to this crash should contact Traffic Officer Jason Romine at 903-983-1559. Refer to case number 1803-1237.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
  • 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
  • An additional 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.

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