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2 people die in head-on wreck on US 79 in Rusk County

4 injured following chase, wreck on Bessemer Road.
4 injured following chase, wreck on Bessemer Road.(Source: Raycom images)
Updated: Nov. 22, 2020 at 2:22 PM CST
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RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Two people have died following a head-on collision southwest of Rusk on US 79 Sunday morning.

Benjamin Cole Montrose, 20, of Larue, and Dakota Chase Pardue, 25, of Henderson, died at the scene, which was 14 miles southwest of Rusk.

The preliminary report states Montrose was driving a 2015 Ford F-150 northbound at 7:43 a.m. when he drove on the wrong side of the road and struck Pardue head-on. Pardue was driving a 2020 Toyota Tacoma.

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