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2 children, 2 adults killed in Smith County wreck

Wreck off State Highway 31, between County Road 246 and County Road 245.
Wreck off State Highway 31, between County Road 246 and County Road 245.(KLTV)
Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 10:49 AM CDT
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SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - DPS reports two children and two adults were killed in a head-on crash Sunday on SH-31.

The investigator’s preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2003 Nissan Maxima was traveling east on SH-31 crossed into the westbound lane and struck a 2007 Cadillac DTS head-on.

Troopers responded to the two-vehicle fatal crash on SH-31, approximately eight miles west of the city of Kilgore in Smith County, at 4:43 p.m.

The driver of the Nissan was identified as Marcellia Jones, 36, of Henderson. Jones was pronounced at the scene.

The driver of the Cadillac was identified as Genous Lee Jackson, 44, of Longview. Jackson was transported to UT-Health East Texas – Tyler in serious condition. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as Katashia Shari Porter, 34, of Arlington was pronounced at the scene. A three-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl were pronounced at the scene.

Editor’s note: DPS previously incorrectly identified the 5-year-old child as a boy.

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