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One injured in crash
Houston County Courier - September 2008
By Daphne Hereford
Managing Editor

One man was injured and transported to ETMC Crockett after a Friday, Sept. 5 crash about 10.6 miles south of Loop 304 on CR 4550.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety reports, a 2006 Federal Express van, driven by Ronald L. Payne, 40, of Nacogdoches was southbound on CR 4550 and collided head-on with a northbound 2000 Ford Ranger, driven by Ernest Holley, 65, of Groveton.

DPS Trooper Kevin January responded to the call at 2:46 p.m. and reported that both vehicles were entering a curve when the crash occurred.

The report indicated that the road was narrow and overgrown weeds impaired the driver's visibility.

Holley was reportedly transported to the hospital by ETMC EMS.

Houston County Sheriff's Office also responded to the call. No citations were issued as a result of the incident.






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