Truck driver killed in head-on collision

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - A truck driver was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 31 near the Gregg and Smith County line.

DPS says the accident happened at the intersection of FM 3053 and Highway 31. Details of how the accident occurred are still sketchy. DPS said both the truck and Toyota had the right away, but somehow they collided. According to authorities, it appears the truck tractor was traveling west bound and the small traveler vehicle was traveling east bound when they collided.

The truck driver is described as a white male in his late 50's.

"We're looking into the possibility that there was perhaps another non-contact unit involved that may have done something abnormal that caused one of the drivers to react or over react
and send them into the other lane," explained state Trooper Darren Thomas.

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