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Longview man dies in 3-vehicle wreck involving log truck in Trinity County

Source: Texas Department of Transportation Facebook page
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Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 11:50 AM CDT
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From the Texas Department of Public Safety

TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (News Release) - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a fatal crash involving three vehicles on State Highway 94, approximately one mile north of Farm-to-Market Road 3317, near Groveton.

The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 6:05 a.m., a 1995 Chevrolet pickup was traveling westbound on SH 94, followed by a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup. A 1989 Mack truck tractor semi-trailer hauling logs was pulling out from a private drive to travel east.

The driver of the Mack failed to yield right of way, resulting in the Chevrolet and the Dodge striking the trailer being towed by the Mack.

The driver of the Chevrolet has been identified as 47-year-old Vernon Groze of Longview, was pronounced deceased on scene by a Trinity County Justice of the Peace.

The driver of the Dodge has been identified as 38-year-old Bradley McMullen of Kennard was transported to Crockett Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the Mack has been identified as 54-year-old Richard Ellis of Corrigan was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing, no further details at this time.