Two East Texans are dead after two separate wrecks on the same highway in Newton County.
The first crash happened on Highway 87 near Deweyville. Forty-year-old Mark Apperson of Orange was headed south when his jeep left the road and rolled several times. He and his 12-year-old son were thrown from the vehicle.
The boy is in stable condition. Apperson died after a pistol discharged during the rollover, hitting him in the back.