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1 killed in fatal Thursday morning wreck on Hwy 96 in Jasper

The driver of a Ford pickup was pronounced dead at the scene by a Justice of the Peace.

JASPER, Texas — Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating a fatal crash involving three vehicles on Highway 96 in Jasper.

It happened around 11:40 a.m. Thursday about 1.5 miles north of Recreational Road 255.

A DPS spokesperson said a 1994 Ford Pickup was going south, a Peterbilt truck towing a mobile home was going north, and a 2010 Hino Truck was behind the mobile home.

Troopers learned that the Ford pickup crossed into the oncoming lane and struck the mobile home for an unknown reason, according to a news release. The Ford pickup continued to travel down the left side of the mobile home, and then it struck the Hino truck, the news release says.

The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene by a Justice of the Peace. The driver was identified as Bobby Hamilton, 88, of Brookeland. 

The drivers of the Hino and Peterbilt were uninjured, according to DPS.

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From a DPS news release...

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 96, approximately one and one-half miles north of Recreational Road 255, that occurred today, April 28, 2022. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 11:40 a.m., a 1994 Ford pickup was traveling south while a 2012 Peterbilt truck towing a mobile home was traveling north, followed by a 2010 Hino truck. It is reported that the pickup, for an unknown reason, crossed into the oncoming lane and struck the mobile home. The pickup continued to travel down the left side of the mobile home, then struck the Hino truck.

The driver of the pickup, identified as 88-year-old Bobby Hamilton of Brookeland, was pronounced deceased on the scene by a Justice of the Peace.

The driver of the Peterbilt was not injured.

The driver of the Hino was not injured. 

The investigation remains ongoing, and there is no additional information available at this time.

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