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Updated information: Major accident on Hwy 96 near CR 440 this morning

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash on U.S. Highway 96, near County Road 440, that occurred today, February 6.

 

The preliminary crash investigation indicates that at approximately 8:26 a.m., a 1996 GMC tree bucket truck was parked on the north shoulder. It is reported that the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado failed to drive in a single lane and struck the rear of the GMC.

 

The driver of the GMC, identified as 52-year-old Aaron Denby of Kirbyville, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. His two passengers were also transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

 

The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 29-year-old Tyler Whitmire of Brookeland, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

 

Roganville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Smith said, "At 8:34 AM, RVFD was dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on US Hwy 96 at CR 440. We responded with Engine 1 and 4 personnel. Big thank you to Kirbyville Volunteer Fire Department, SETX First Responders, Kirbyville Police Department, JCSO, Texas DPS, Allegiance EMS, Hatch's Wrecker Service, and Patrick's Wrecker Service for the help."


Photos courtesy of ETB Sharpshooter Nikisha Traylor


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