DPS Trooper investigation

ANGELINA COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash yesterday evening on US 69, about two and one half miles south of Huntington.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 6:35 p.m., a 2017 Chevrolet SUV was traveling north. For unknown reasons the Chevrolet crossed over into the southbound lane and was struck by a 2012 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer.

The driver of the Chevrolet is identified as 47-year-old Sharla Crain from Huntington. Crain was pronounced deceased at the scene by an Angelina County Justice of the Peace. The driver of the Peterbilt is identified as 31-year-old Bill Whitfield from McAlester, Oklahoma. Whitfield received minor injuries and was not transported for medical treatment. This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

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