One killed, two injured in Newton County head-on collision

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Bon Wier man is dead after a head-on collision in Newton County.

Christopher Michael Finn, 19, from Deridder, Louisiana was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup eastbound on US 190 on the wrong side of the road and struck a westbound, 2001 Buick LaSabre head-on, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety crash report.

The driver of the LaSabre, Bo Celestine Wood, 36, was pronounced dead on the scene Saturday at 10 a.m. by Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace A. J. Satterwhite. His body was taken to Coleman Funeral Home in Jasper.

Next of kin has been notified.

The wreck happened about a tenth of a mile east of CR 4075 on US 190 around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Wood's son, Bo Wood, Jr., 15, was flown to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with multiple injuries. He is in critical, but stable condition.

Finn was treated and released at Jasper Memorial Hospital.

Everyone was wearing seatbelts, according to the DPS report.

The wreck is still under investigation, now word if Finn will be cited for the wreck.

Cpl. Keith McFadden is the investigating DPS trooper.

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