1 East Texan dead after Sunday night car crash

1 East Texan dead after Sunday night car crash

POSTED: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 11:47am

UPDATED: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 4:01pm

The Nacogdoches Police Department is currently investigating a fatal car crash that happened in the 800 block of North University at Pruitt Hill Drive. The accident occurred Sunday night around 9:40 p.m.

Preliminary investigation indicates a car, driven by Aston Lynn Rusk, 21, of Nacogdoches was driving west on Pruitt Hill Drive and was attempting to turn south on University Drive.

Rusk reportedly pulled out into the path of a northbound 20truck, driven by Carter Don Willmon, 20, of Lufkin. The truck hit the car on the driver’s side.

Rusk was taken to a local hospitaland passed away around 2:24 a.m., Monday.

According to Rusk's Facebook page, he was a 2012 graduate of Tyler Junior College.

The accident is still under investigation by the NPD Traffic Division.

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