An Overton woman is dead, another driver hospitalized, and police are searching for a driver who left the scene after a fatal three-car crash in Rusk County. It happened Thursday night on Highway 149 just north of Tatum. State troopers say the car of Shawn Renee Scott, 33, was hit head-on by a pick-up that crossed into oncoming traffic hitting a third vehicle in the process. Scott was pronounced dead at the scene.
The pick-up driver, Jason Colter, 27, of Ore city, is in serious condition at ETMC in Tyler. Neither was wearing a seatbelt. Officials say the driver of the third vehicle fled the scene on foot.