POLLOK, TX (KTRE) - A wreck that sent two people to the hospital Tuesday night in Pollok has been cleared, and was caused, according to law enforcement officials, by a wrong-way driver on Hwy 69.
Texas DPS responded to the wreck at about 8 p.m. DPS says a 2011 Kia SUV was traveling south in the northbound lanes of US 69 when it encountered a 2006 Ford SUV that was northbound on US 69. The driver of the Ford took evasive action to avoid a collision and drove off the roadway to the left where it overturned in the grassy median.
The driver of the Ford is identified as Leon Picard, Jr., 64, of Alto. His passenger was Colleen Picard, 62, also of Alto. Both were taken to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin for treatment, DPS says.
The driver of the Kia was not injured; she was Stephanie Reeve, 69, of Pollok. The crash remains under investigation.
One lane northbound and one lane southbound were closed while officials worked at the scene. They have since reopened.