Latona Leeann Durrett Injured in Accident at US 79 in Rusk County, TX

April 14, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Latona Leeann Durrett
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

US 79 in Rusk County, TX

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-Trailer, Dodge Ram 1500
US 79
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-Trailer and a Dodge Ram 1500 were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities have information on a crash that injured a driver at US 79 in Rusk County, TX on April 14th, 2023. Police say it happened around 4 p.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer operated by a 30-year-old Kilgore man was heard southwest on US 79. At the same time, a Dodge Ram 1500 operated by 41-year-old Latona Leeann Durrett was headed also headed southwest, approaching the truck and other vehicles stopped as one prepared to make a turn. Investigators allege the Dodge traveled into a shoulder, allegedly attempting to pass the other vehicles before it collided with the tractor-trailer. The collision is believed to have caused serious injuries. A passenger in the same vehicle, who was not identified, was evaluated for possible injuries. The Kilgore man and his passenger were not injured. Additional information was not provided.

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