ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A two-vehicle head-on collision about four miles east of Lufkin on State Highway 103 has resulted in three fatalities.
Department of Public Safety has identified the driver who was pronounced dead at the scene as 49-year-old Carl Hammerly of Broaddus.
In addition, two people were taken to CHI St.Luke's Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries. They were identified as 68-year-old Sarah Melinda Ryan and 70-year-old James Harvey Ryan. both of Etoile. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan have succumbed to their injuries.
According to one of the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers that worked the accident, a man was driving a Dodge Neon west when he tried to pass the car in front of him. When he did, his car collided head on with an east bound Jeep.
Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Billy Ball pronounced the driver of the Neon dead at the scene at 1 p.m. Ball said that he ordered an autopsy to be performed on the man.
Emergency personnel on the scene had to cut the driver of the Neon out of his car.
Both lanes of Highway 103 were blocked for about an hour. However, both lanes have been re-opened at this time.
In addition to the DPS troopers, Angelina County Sheriff's Office deputies, Lufkin Fire and EMS personnel, and firefighters from the Moffett Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the accident.
According to DPS personnel, the crash remains under investigation.