HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - DPS has released the names of the couple killed in a Houston County wreck Friday afternoon.
Jonathan Coppinger,25, of Marion, TX was pronounced dead at the scene. Coppinger's wife Jessica and her unborn child were pronounced dead at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett.
According to Trooper David Hendry, around 4:05 p.m. 16 year-old Dakota Youngblood from Lufkin was traveling westbound on Hwy.7 in a 2004 Dodge Pickup. It appears that Youngblood tried to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone and struck a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Jonathan Coppinger.
Youngblood and his passenger 20 year-old Derek Davidson were transported to ETMC in Crockett for treatment.
According to the report, all individuals were wearing seatbelts. Hendry said the crash is still under investigation.