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.