3 people killed in Rains County crash

3 people killed in Rains County crash

RAINS COUNTY, TEXAS (KLTV) - Three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Rains County on Thursday.

According to the Department of Public Safety, at about 12:12 p.m., they responded to a car crash on Highway 276, just within the city limits f East Tawakoni.

Their preliminary crash investigation indicates a 1999 Nissan Maxima was traveling eastbound on Highway 276 when, for an undetermined reason, it crossed onto the wrong side of the road and crashed into a 2015 Ford F-150.

The driver of the Nissan, identified as 32-year-old Eddy Clyde Yeley, of Lone Oak, and the driver of the Ford, identified as 74-year-old Robert Michael Jones, of Point, of Point, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

DPS reported the passenger of the Ford, identified as 29-year-old Richard Clayton Lemoine, was taken to Hunt County Regional Hospital where he later died.

According to DPS, the crash remains under investigation.

Editor’s note: DPS originally reported Lemoine was the driver of the Ford and Jones was the passenger. They later sent correction reporting Jones was the driver and Lemoine was the passenger.

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