Two Groveton residents killed in Houston County car crash

By Holley Nees - bio | email

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – Two Groveton residents were killed after their vehicle overturned in Houston County Wednesday afternoon.

J.C. Whittlesey, 87, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala northbound on U.S. 287 about a mile south of Crockett when he entered a curve in the road and lost control of the vehicle, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety crash report. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned.

Whittlesey was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 77-year-old Odessa Kennedy Whittlesey, died around 3 p.m. Wednesday at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett.

DPS troopers responded to the scene and said both occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

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