POSTED: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 11:42am
UPDATED: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 5:16pm
Smith County, Texas (KETK) —
Two are dead after an early morning head-on collision in Smith County.
Around 3:00 a.m., Wednesday, DPS responded to reports of an accident on Farm to Market Road 14, just north of Tyler, involving a motorcycle and car.
According to DPS, the motorcyclist, Darryl Town, 51, of Whitehouse was pronounced dead at the scene, while Payton Nicole Herrington, 22, of Lindale, succumbed to injuries after being taken to a local hospital.
Herrington was arrested for Arson, a second degree felony, and Criminal Trespassing, a Class B Misdemeanor, in December 2010, after she set a Tyler police car on fire .
Herrington's aunt, Rhonda McIntyre, tells KETK Herrington had turned her life around and was enrolled at the University of Texas at Tyler and was making straight A's.
Details regarding how the wreck happened are not yet available, but KETK will update information as it becomes available.