HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A chain-reaction, three-vehicle wreck on State Highway 19 in Houston County claimed the life of a 95-year-old Huntsville man and injured three other people Sunday afternoon.
According to a Texas Department of Public Safety press release, the accident occurred at about 4:50 p.m. on Sunday about two-and-a-half miles south of Crockett on SH 19. Houston County DPS troopers responded to a report of a three-vehicle accident.
The preliminary accident report states that Lucas Wade Petty, 35, of Porter, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt north on SH 19 when he slowed down to make a left turn onto County Road 3315 and was struck from behind by a 2014 Honda Civic driven by Whitni Alexis Pryor, 24, of Conroe, the press release stated.
As a result of the collision, the Cobalt slid across the road and into the southbound lane of traffic, where it was struck by a 2010 Toyota Prius driven by Danny Lee Roark, 70, of Huntsville. Perlon Ray Roark, a passenger in the Prius, was pronounced dead at at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler at 9:52 p.m.
Danny Roark and another passenger in his car Linda Joyce Webster, 60, of Spring, were taken to Houston County Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Porter was also taken to Houston County Medical Center.
The three-vehicle crash is still under investigation.