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Tyler County head-on wreck claims lives of two drivers Tuesday night

The wreck forced the shutdown all lanes of U.S. Highway 69 for about three hours.

HILLISTER, Texas — A 29-year-old Warren man and a 49-year-old Village Mills woman were killed in a head-on wreck late Tuesday night in Tyler County.

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety say that their preliminary investigation showed that at about 9:30 p.m. a northbound 2007 Chevrolet pickup crossed over the center line along U.S. Highway 69 and struck a southbound 2013 Dodge passenger vehicle head-on.

The wreck happened just north of the Hardin-Tyler County line according to the DPS.

Both drivers who were each alone in their vehicles were killed in the wreck and pronounced dead at the scene by Tyler County Justice of the Peace James Moore at the scene according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Jonathan Collins, 29, of Warren was driving the Chevrolet pickup and Ramanda Parker, 49, of Village Mills was behind the wheel of the Dodge according to the release. Both of their families have been notified.

The wreck forced the shutdown all lanes of U.S. Highway 69 for about three hours the release said.

From a DPS news release: 

At approximately 9:30p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to multiple vehicle crash on US 69 in Tyler County.  The crash occurred just North of the Hardin-Tyler County line.

The preliminary DPS crash investigation indicates that a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound on US 69.  A 2013 Dodge passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on US 69.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the Chevrolet crossed the center dividing line and collided head-on with the Dodge passenger vehicle.

The driver of the Chevrolet, 29-year-old Jonathan Collins of Warren, Texas, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace James Moore at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge, 49-year-old Ramanda Parker of Village Milles, Texas, was also pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace James Moore at the crash scene.

All northbound and southbound traffic lanes of US 69 were closed for approximately three (3) hours, but have since reopened.

There are no additional details available at this time.

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