UPDATE: DeRidder woman killed in Newton County wreck

The Department of Public Safety says Jessica Lynn Torres, 26, of DeRidder, Louisiana was killed in a collision with a tractor trailer Sunday.

The accident happened around 5:15 p.m. Sunday on FM 363 between Bleakwood and Bon Weir.

According to DPS, Torres was driving a 2003 Toyota passenger vehicle and was traveling westbound on FM 363. A 2001 International truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling eastbound.   She crossed over the double yellow line into the eastbound traffic lane and struck the truck. Troopers say Torres was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

The driver of the truck tractor has been identified as Perry Rector also of Louisiana. Rector was not injured during this crash.

After the collision, oil and diesel leaked onto the roadway. TxDOT and HazMat crews were on scene to remove the oil and diesel from the roadway.


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