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Gilmer man dies in weekend accident

Released by the Longview Police Department:

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - On September 18, 2011 at 2:47 p.m. Officers were dispatched to an Accident with Injuries in the 3200 Block of Dundee Road. 

When Officers arrived they learned a gray Ford Expedition driven by 32-year old Raina Romero of Longview, was traveling East on Dundee Road.  Witnesses said that the gray Expedition veered into the oncoming traffic lane to avoid hitting another vehicle that had stopped in front of her.  Romero's Expedition struck a gold Dodge Journey, driven by 44-year old Jerri Fort of Gilmer, head-on. 

The backseat passenger in the Dodge Journey died as a result of the accident.  The passenger was identified as 87 year-old Franklin Walton of Gilmer.

The occupants of both vehicles were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation at this time.  

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