Hardin County man dead after early morning auto collision

Hardin County man dead after early morning auto collision

A two-vehicle auto collision Thursday morning, Jan. 28 in Honey Island, has left one man dead and another injured.

At approximately 6 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 1293 and FM 1003 in Hardin County.  The crash occurred in the small community of Honey Island.

According to DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis, a 2005 Ford pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 1003 and came to a stop at the intersection of FM 1003 and FM 1293.  A 1997 Ford pickup truck was traveling westbound on FM 1293.  As the driver of the 2005 Ford pickup truck attempted to make a left turn onto FM 1293, his vehicle was struck by the 1997 Ford pickup truck.  Davis said it appears that the driver of the 2005 Ford pickup truck failed to yield right of way at the stop sign.

The driver of the 2005 Ford pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Tommy Hall.  He has been identified as a 64-year-old man from Honey Island; however, his name is being withheld until next of kin notifications are made.  The driver of the 1997 Ford pickup truck, Brandon Lowry (26) of Vidor, was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening, Davis said.

All lanes of FM 1293 have reopened.

Troopers continue to investigate this fatal crash; however, all information is preliminary.

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