TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Panola County Fatal
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 2 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 1/5/2022 8:48 AM
Location: US 79, approximately two miles west of Carthage, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph
Vehicle 1: 2001 Chevrolet Corvette
Vehicle 2: 2012 Ford F-250
Driver 1: Deceased
Aaron R. Allen, male, 31 YOA, of Pineville, LA.
Pronounced by: Judge Toni Hughes on scene.
Dale W. Eldredge, male, 74 YOA, of Gary, TX.
Transported to UT-Health East Texas – Henderson in critical condition.
Amanda Duckworth, female, 61 YOA, of Gary, TX.
Transported to UT-Health East Texas – Henderson in serious condition.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling westbound on US 79 while Unit 2 was traveling east on the same roadway. The driver of Unit 1 passed a vehicle in heavy fog and struck Unit 2 head-on.
Weather Condition: Fog
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Joey Pace, DPS Jefferson