Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 9/6/2022 4:35 a.m.
Location: SH 79 about 8.5 miles northeast of Palestine.
Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph
Vehicle 1: 2020 Freightliner Truck-Tractor (towing a trailer)
Driver Vehicle 1: (Not Injured)
Ellis Barber, 61, of Niota TN
Vehicle 2: 2008 Hyundai Sonata
Driver Vehicle 2: (Deceased)
Jacob Daniels, 22, of Palestine
Transported to: Rhone Funeral Home of Palestine
Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Karen Taylor
Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle two was traveling northeast on SH 79. Vehicle two crossed over the center line and collided head-on with Vehicle one that was traveling southwest on SH 79.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Gary Reid, THP Palestine
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/crashReportSearch.htm
Sergeant-Texas Department of Public Safety