Fiery car crash kills Jasper man

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – A Jasper man died in a head-on collision at 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities say James Lewis, 41, was driving on State Highway 87, when a truck crossed the center line and hit his vehicle. According to authorities, both vehicles caught fire.

Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, Darren Patrick Foreman, of Lufkin, was not injured. Lewis was wearing his seat belt.

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