CASS COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Weather may have been a factor in a fatal early-morning wreck that occurred on State Highway 77 on Friday.
According to the preliminary Texas Department of Public Safety report, a 1997 Ford F-150 was traveling west on State Highway 77 behind a 2011 Ford F-150 in heavy rain. At the same time, a 2017 Ford F-150 was traveling east on SH 77, and it stopped in the road after it hydroplaned.
At that point, the 2011 Ford slowed to avoid hitting the 2017 Ford. Then the driver of the 1997 Ford failed to control his speed, struck the side of the 2017 Ford, left the road, and struck a tree, the press release stated.
Joshuia Hill, 23, of Naples, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The drivers of the other two Ford F-150s were not injured in the crash, the press release stated.
The crash is still under investigation.