1 dead in 2-vehicle accident in Houston Co.

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, one person is dead and another is in the hospital after a two-vehicle accident in Houston County Tuesday evening.

Traffic was stopped for several hours on Highway 21 near Weches while crews worked the scene of an accident where an 18-wheeler and car collided.

According to DPS, Numsen Hail, 81, of Crockett was traveling northeast on Hwy 21 when he crossed the center line and hit an 18-wheeler driven by Joe Craft, 45, of Marshall head on.

Hail was pronounced dead at the scene.

Craft's 18-wheeler was forced into a tree and it took first responders about 25 minutes to free the Craft who was pinned inside his truck. He was taken via ambulance to a hospital with injuries.

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