Drivers identified in major ETX wreck

Drivers identified in major ETX wreck
Facebook image of Brett Bartley, 28.

POSTED: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 4:52pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 6:13pm

Multiple East Texas law enforcement agencies responded to a two-vehicle collision in Liberty City Friday morning.

The accident between a car, driven by Brett Bartley, 28, and an SUV, driven by Clarence Holcombe, 70, of Montana, happened at the intersection of State Highway 135 and Farm to Market Road 1252 in Liberty City.

Officials on scene from the Sabine Fire Department, Kilgore Fire Department and DPS say preliminary reports suggest Bartley ran a red light and collided with the Holcombe's SUV. Bartley was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Sabine Fire Deparment.

KETK will update information as it becomes available.

Correction: In an ealier report, Kilgore fire officials stated the wreck was fatal. Further investigation revealed the man believed deceased was taken to a local hospital with life-threating injuries and has not died.

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