KETR Local
8:49 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Fiery crash in Van Zandt County kills three


Canton – Three people are dead following a fiery head-on collision along Highway 19 near Canton.

Witnesses say when the truck and car hit Wednesday afternoon, the truck erupted into flames. A man and woman in the truck were trapped inside and died on the scene.

They were identified as 43 year old Francisco Puga and 60 year old Kathleen Shue, both of Athens. Authorities say the person in the car, 19 year old Sebastian Ostoin of Canton was also killed.

It's unclear how the accident occurred.