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UPDATE: Kilgore Police release names, look for witnesses in fatal wreck

UPDATE: Kilgore Police release names, look for witnesses in fatal wreck
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 7:44am

UPDATE (May 14th): Kilgore Police have released the names of the people involved in a fatal wreck in early May.

On Thursday, May 2nd, just after 6:00 am, authorities were called to a crash at the intersection of FM 1252 and State Hwy 42.

A 2009 Ford truck had been traveling southbound on Hwy. 42 and a 2005 Chevy car had been heading westbound on FM 1252.

They collided at the intersection.

The driver of the truck has been identified as Robert Hinson, 57, of White Oak.

The driver of the car has been identified as Felipe Tovar, 74, of Longview. There were also two passengers in the car. One of those passengers, Emelia Tovar, 73, of Longview was taken to a local hospital, where she later died.

Kilgore Police are looking for witnesses to the crash. Several people were seen at the convenience store near the intersection at the time.

If you or someone you know observed the crash, or if you have any information about it, please contact Kilgore Police Traffic Officer Carolyn Wink or Detective John Rowe at 903-983-1559.


ORIGINAL STORY (May 2nd): One person was killed in crash early Thursday morning in Kilgore.

It happened just after 6:00 am at the intersection of State Highway 42 and FM 1252.

Kilgore Police tell KETK, a truck was travelling south on Hwy. 42, and collided with a car heading west on FM 1252.

In addition to the driver, there were also two passengers in the car.

They were all taken to a Longview hospital, where one of the passengers was pronounced dead. The person's name has not yet been released.

The driver and additional passenger of the car were also taken to the hospital, along with the driver, and sole occupant, of the truck.

Authorities are still investigating the accident. If anyone has any information regarding the crash, please contact the Kilgore Police Department at 903-983-1559.
 

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