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Driver killed in wreck in Gregg County, other driver in serious condition

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A driver was killed in a wreck in Gregg County, Thursday night.

Benjamin Murphy, 34, of Diana, was killed in a two vehicle wreck on U.S. 259, two miles north of Longview, around 9 p.m.

According to a preliminary report from DPS, Danny Lee, 61, of Longview, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado and was traveling north, in the inside southbound lane of US-259. A 2005 Chrysler, driven by Murphy, was traveling south in the inside southbound lane of U.S.-259. The vehicles struck head-on at the crest of a hill. 

Lee's vehicle spun to the left before rolling onto its right side in the inside lane facing west, while Murphy's car spun around and came to a rest in the outside southbound lane, facing north. 

Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to Welch's Funeral Home in Longview.

The crash remains under investigation.

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