Palestine Police investigating Thursday night fatal accident
(Source: MGN Online)
Released by the Palestine Police Department:
On March 28, 2013 officers from the Palestine Police
Department responded to a traffic accident in the 4200 block of West Oak
St. Officers arrived on the scene and
found that a 1995 Chevy Blazer was traveling west bound on West Oak St.
A second vehicle, a 1996 Ford truck was traveling east bound
on West Oak St. The Ford truck driving in the outside lane for east bound
traffic. The Ford truck was pulling a small trailer with a motorcycle on the
The initial investigation has indicated that the Chevy
Blazer made a sudden lane change and moved into the path of the Ford truck.
This caused that left front of the Chevy to impact the left front of the Ford
The driver of the Chevy Blazer was 22 year old Cody Lee
Morgan of Palestine. Morgan died at the scene due to injuries received in the
accident. Morgan was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace James Todd. Judge
Todd has ordered that an autopsy be performed for Morgan.
The Ford truck was driven by 54 year old Nathan Rush of
Elgin, Texas. Mr. Rush was transported to Palestine Regional Medical Center and
then by air to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. The passenger in the Ford
truck was transported, by air, to Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler. At last
check it was reported that Mr. and Mrs. Rush were in serious but stable
The exact cause of the accident is still under
investigation. Trooper L. Hubert with the Texas Department of Public Safety is
assisting with the investigation.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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