Sgt. Kyle Bradford issued a statement this morning regarding the accident on Hwy 276 overnight.
Troopers were dispatched to a major crash on State Highway 276 approximately one mile east of West Tawakoni.,” Bradford said. “Preliminary investigation indicates that a Silverado Chevy pickup was traveling west on State Highway 276, a Ford pickup truck was headed east on the same highway followed by another Ford F-150 towing a trailer when for an as of yet to be determined reason the driver of the Silverado crossed into the eastbound lane of traffic and struck the first Ford pickup truck sending it into a spin. Due to the rotation of the vehicle the second Ford pickup truck was unable to avoid a collision striking it in the course of its rotation.
The driver of first Ford pickup truck was pronounced deceased on scene, and both the driver and the passenger of the second Ford pickup truck with the trailer were transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injure,” Bradford said. “The deceased is Meredith K. Epperson, 82, of West Tawakoni.”