VIDEO: Houston County head-on collision leaves one person dead

Published on Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:22 - Written by

HOUSTON COUNTY (KYTX) -- A two vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon has claimed the life of one person and left another person hospitalized.

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers report a car driven by 81-year-old Numsen Moore Hail of Crockett was traveling north and veered into the oncoming lane and struck an 18-wheeler head-on on the opposite lane.

Hail was pronounced dead at the scene by Houston County Justice of the Peace Ronnie Jordan.

The driver of the tractor trailer truck, 45-year-old Joe Craft of Marshall is hospitalized in fair condition.

The fatal wreck occurred around 5:35 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 21, just south of Alto near the Houston, Cherokee County line.

The accident is investigated by DPS Trooper Brian Becton.