One Man Dead, Woman In Hospital After Accident

By Jessica Cervantez

A Trinity County man is dead and his daughter in the hospital after they crashed into a log truck blocking their lane.

The accident happened on FM 355 in Trinity County Monday night about ten miles north of Groveton.

According to authorities, 49-year-old John Haggard, of Trinity, was in the southbound lane backing into a private driveway, blocking the northbound lane. A truck, driven by 49-year-old Dennis Powell was heading north when he slammed into the truck.

Powell died instantly. His daughter, Desiree, a passenger in the car was taken by helicopter to a Tyler hospital. Her condition is unknown.