Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 2 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 5/18/2022 11:16 AM
Location: US 259, approximately a half mile south of Kilgore, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 65 mph
Vehicle 1: 2007 Nissan Titan
Vehicle 2: 1979 Chevrolet C70 Dump truck
Driver 1: Deceased
Vivian A. Swaim, female, 56 YOA of Kilgore, TX.
Transported to: Christus Good Shepard – Kilgore.
Pronounced by: Hospital staff.
Male, 2 YOA, of Kilgore.
Transported to: LSU Hospital – Shreveport, LA in critical condition.
James F. Smith, male, 51 YOA of Kilgore, TX.
Transported to: Longview Regional Hospital – Longview, TX in stable condition.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling south on US 259 approaching the Rusk County Line. Unit 2 was traveling north on the same roadway. For an undetermined reason, the driver of Unit 1 drifted into the oncoming lane and struck the left side of Unit 2.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Michael Blackwell, Longview DPS