Newton Co. man killed in 2-vehicle wreck

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Newton County man died following a two-vehicle wreck on State Highway 87 Tuesday afternoon.

Cecil Ray Williams, 75, of Call, died at the scene, located six-tenths of a mile south of Old Salem, at 3:10 p.m.

According to the DPS report, Williams was driving a 2004 Chevy Silverado northbound on SH 87 when he crossed the center line and struck a 2012 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Cherie Simon Trahan, 50, of Orange.

Trahan is listed in serious condition in a Beaumont hospital.

Trahan's passenger, Dion James Trahan, 51, of Orange, was not injured.

All three were wearing seatbelts.

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