2 die in separate Nacogdoches Co. wrecks

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Two Nacogdoches County residents have died following separate wrecks on US 59 Friday morning.

Pamela Whitaker, 40, of Nacogdoches, died at 11:13 a.m. at a Nacogdoches hospital. Leroy Horton Jr., 48, of Garrison, died at 11:44 a.m. at a Nacogdoches hospital.

The first wreck occurred six miles south of Nacogdoches at 9:30 a.m., when Kizzy Whitaker, 35, of Nacogdoches, was driving a 2004 Ford carryall southbound on US 59 and, according to the DPS report, did not maintain a single lane, left the road and overturned. Pamela Whitaker was ejected.

Three people were injured and taken to a Nacogdoches hospital. Kizzy Whitaker is listed in stable condition with broken bones. Desmond Daniels, 14, and Brianna Flannigan, 16, both of Nacogdoches, are listed in stable condition with cuts and abrasions at a Nacogdoches hospital.

All four were wearing seatbelts.

The second wreck occurred at the intersection of FM 2864, at 10:42 a.m., when Horton, who was driving a 2004 Dodge truck, failed to yield the right-of-way while turning north and was struck by a 2000 Freightliner, driven by Marco Antonio Correa, of Houston.

Horton was wearing a seatbelt.

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