Louisiana woman killed in 2-vehicle accident in Newton Co.

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A two-vehicle accident in Newton County involving an 18-wheeler resulted in the death of a 26-year-old DeRidder, La. woman Sunday evening.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety accident report, the accident occurred in Newton County on FM 363 about four miles from the community of Bleakwood at approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday.

A 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by Jessica Lynn Torres of DeRidder, La., was traveling east on FM 363 when it crossed the center line of the highway and struck the left front of a 2001 International tractor-trailer rig driven by Perry Eldon Rector, 69, of Leesville, La.

Torres, who was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:15 p.m. Rector was not injured in the accident.

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