Second East Texan Dies After Kilgore Crash

A second person has died following a deadly three car accident near Kilgore. One of the deceased is the owner of a legendary restaurant.

The crash happened around 3:00 yesterday afternoon on Highway 31 near F-M 2012.

79 year old Lois Mason, the owner of "Country Tavern", was killed in the head on collision.

Mason's establishment had become a Texas favorite with national celebrities and presidents over the years.

A passenger in another vehicle, 46 year old Alvin Washington was hospitalized but later died of his injuries.

Funeral arrangements for Mason are tentatively set for Monday.

Bob Hallmark reporting.