By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

HOUSTON COUNTY – A late afternoon wreck on Monday, Nov. 27 claimed the lives of two people as they attempted to exit a private driveway along U.S. Highway 287.

According to information from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the crash occurred approximately one mile north of Crockett and closed parts of the highway for an extended period of time.

“The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 4:20 p.m., a 2001 Dodge pickup failed to yield (the)right of way from a private driveway and drove into the path of a 2016 Dodge pickup that was traveling north on U.S. Hwy. 287,” a statement from DPS Sgt. David Hendry indicated.

The driver of the 2001 Dodge was identified as 61-year-old Patricia Ross, from Crockett. A 72-year-old female passenger in the vehicle had not been identified as of yet, pending notification of her next of kin.

“Both were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash at 4:45 p.m., by Houston County Justice of the Peace Clyde Black,” the DPS release reported.

The driver of the 2016 Dodge was identified as Timothy Frazier, 39, from Elkhart. Frazier was reportedly treated at the scene and released.

This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.