HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - A Huntington man, listed in serious condition on Monday, is now considered to be in fair condition at a Tyler hospital.
Billy Walters, of Huntington, is still in intensive care with head injuries and severe injuries to both legs.
Huntington Police Officer Kelly Sanders said police are still trying to determine what exactly caused Walters to drive in the oncoming lane.
"Chief (Bobby) Epperly talked to Mr. Walters and Ms. Chambers yesterday at the hospital, but they were both pretty sedated," Sanders said. "He said Mr. Walters made reference to a semi that he had to swerve to avoid."
Sanders said police have ordered a blood test to see if Walters may have been intoxicated, but she found no reason to believe he was when she interviewed him on the scene.
"I didn't smell any beer or alcohol on him," she said. "His insurance was current. He just appeared to me to be someone you wouldn't normally question."
Walters was driving a pickup Monday morning when he apparently drove into the oncoming lane on U.S. 69 South in Huntington, striking a Kia Forte driven by Robin Chambers, 50, of Zavalla. Chambers' patient, Christine Wise-Allen, of Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chambers was treated at a Lufkin hospital with non life-threatening injuries.