One dead in 3-vehicle wreck on Hwy 7 West in Shelby County

One dead in 3-vehicle wreck on Hwy 7 West in Shelby County

SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - DPS is currently working a fatal accident Monday night.

The wreck happened on Highway 7 West in Shelby County. The name and number of those injured is not yet known at this time.

DPS released the following statement regarding the wreck:

On November 7, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers responded to and investigated a three vehicle crash on SH 7 about one mile East of Nacogdoches County.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2002 Ford pickup was traveling West on SH 7 when it crossed the center divider and struck a 2016 Chevrolet delivery van in the side. In an attempt to avoid the collision the driver of the Chevrolet swerved to the right and subsequently struck a 2012 Ford passenger car.

After the initial crash the Chevrolet and Ford passenger car drove off the roadway and into the eastbound ditch where the Chevrolet overturned. The Ford pickup drove off the highway into westbound ditch where it caught fire and burned.

The driver of the Ford pickup was identified as 51-year-old Steven Dennis from Center, TX. Dennis was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by Justice of the Peace Marla Denby.

The driver of the Chevrolet utility van is identified as 40-year-old Elzie Raymond from Lufkin. Raymond was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries.

The driver of the Ford passenger car was not reported as being injured and was identified as 73-year-old Colleen Doggett from Center, TX.

This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

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