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Distracted driver causes fatal accident on Highway 80

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By Philippe Djegal - email

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A head-on collision in Gregg County leaves one person dead and two injured.

White Oak Police and volunteer fire departments responded to the accident on Highway 80 near Willow Park Road just after three this afternoon.

Investigators say the driver of a white 2004 Dodge pick-up took his attention off the road when reaching for a cell phone.  The pick-up then swerved into the opposite lane and hit a maroon 2007 Chevrolet four door sedan.

The two injured are getting treated at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.

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