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Four killed in head-on crash near Jacksonville

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A head on collision killed four people and injured four others in Cherokee County.

The crash happened Sunday around 2:30pm at the intersection of Highway 79 and County Road 3209, just outside of Jacksonville.

"The consensus is that this was one of the worst that we've seen," said Trooper Clint Stephens, Department of Public Safety.

DPS Trooper Clint Stephens says Kashundra Rodgers was driving a Chrysler Pacifica down Highway 79 towards Jacksonville

"For some unknown reason the Chrysler veered into the West bound lane and hit the Chevy Silverado head on," said Stephens.

The Chrysler then burst into flames, killing Rodgers and her two young passengers Ronjenne Williams, 13 and Kaleigh Hinton, 12.

"The car was fully engulfed by the time the first fire unit arrived," said Stephens, "they did have a chance to get the individuals out of the red truck even though it was in such close proximity to the burning vehicle."

Leigh Ann Montgomery, 23, was also killed in the wreck. Montgomery was in the passenger seat of the truck.

The three children who were in the back seat were flown to a Dallas hospital as a precaution.

The driver of the truck, 35 year old Kelly Dewayne Jones was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a broken leg and pelvis.

"I've been on the department for about 3 years now and this is the worst one I've ever worked," said Jon Roach, Neches Volunteer Fire Department.

Stephen says the state reconstruction team was called out to recreate the accident and figure out why Rodgers was in the wrong lane.

Officials say the wreck is still under investigation.

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