Four die in weekend auto accident

Four die in weekend auto accident

Four people are dead and another seriously injured following a Sept. 3 wreck in Tyler County involving two pickup trucks, one of which was towing an RV, reports Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

Troopers responded to the multiple vehicle accident on US-69 in Tyler County, around two miles south of Woodville, at approximately 1:45 p.m. Their preliminary investigation reportedly indicated that a Ford F-250 pickup truck was traveling southbound on US-69 as a Dodge pickup truck towing a recreational vehicle was traveling northbound on US-69. The driver of the Ford crossed the center dividing line and struck the Dodge pickup truck, according to Sgt. Davis. Lanes of traffic were minimized following the accident, but all lanes reopened within a few hours of the crash. 

Justices of the Peace James Moore and Trisher Ford pronounced four people dead at the scene of the accident. 

The driver of the Ford F250, 18-year-old Travis Layne Jordan of Devers, Texas, was pronounced deceased by Tyler County Justices of the Peace.

The passengers of the Ford, 75-year-old Harvey Lamar DuBose of Hull and his wife, Ann Jones DuBose, were both pronounced deceased by Tyler County Justices of the Peace. Mr. and Mrs. DuBose were the grandparents of Travis Jordan.The driver of the Dodge, 48-year-old Robert Alan Beard of Tyler, was pronounced deceased by Tyler County Justices of the Peace.The passenger of the Dodge, Leslie McCaa, 41, of Tyler, was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.The investigation into the accident is ongoing as troopers work to determine the exact factors that contributed to this fatal crash, reports Davis. 

"Our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to each family that has been affected by this tragic event," she said. 

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