Identity released in Rusk County fatal wreck

Published on Monday, 20 March 2017 21:13 - Written by

The driver of the Ford truck has been identified as Brandon Allen Conder, 37 years-old of Dallas.  The family has been notified.

Editor's note: The headline of this story was changed to correct an error. 

At approximately 7:22 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on U.S. Highway 79 in Rusk County, three miles east of the city of Henderson.

A preliminary crash investigation revealed that a 2014 Ford pickup was traveling west on U.S. 79 while a 2016 Freightliner truck-tractor with towed semi-trailer was traveling east on the same roadway.

The driver of the Ford veered into the east lane and struck the freightliner, according to DPS.

The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Jackie Risinger, and the body was taken to Crawford A Crim funeral home in Henderson. The next of kin had not been identified as of Monday evening.

The driver of the freightliner was uninjured and has been identified as Allen Wesenberg, 30, of Woodville. The crash remains under investigation.

- Texas Department of Public Safety