Louisiana man dies in head-on collision in Jasper County

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Louisiana man has died in a two vehicle head-on collision in Jasper County.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident happened Saturday at 12:45 a.m. on FM 1007, which runs off of U.S. Highway 96 roughly 12 miles north of Jasper.

David Jeffery Buckman, 44, of Shreveport, Louisiana was headed eastbound on FM 1007 in his 1998 Jeep Cherokee when his vehicle crossed the center stripe, striking a 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup head on. The pickup was driven by Anthony Colton Folsom, 19, of Jasper.

Buckman was taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:45 a.m. He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Folsom was treated and released from Jasper Memorial Hospital for facial, neck and soldier injuries. He was wearing his seatbelt.

The crash is under investigation by Trooper Greg Evans.

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