Update: The Greenville Herald-Banner reports that Landon B. Dyer, 28, of Sulphur Springs, was driving on the wrong side of Highway I-30 Eastbound when his 2010 Chevy Silverado collided with an 18-wheeler at approximately 2:30 a.m., killing him. The driver of the truck, who was not identified by press time, was in stable condition in a local hospital. He was driving a trailer for D.A.T., an Alabama-based company.
The accident backed up I-30 for more than 10 hours following the crash. Texas State Trooper Kyle Bradford said that there is some indication that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.
Original story: The Greenville Herald-Banner reports that an early morning head-on collision on Interstate 30 has left one driver dead and a second driver in the hospital.
A 2010 Chevy Silverado was traveling west in the eastbound lanes when it collided with an 18-wheeler driven by an employee of D.A.T., an Alabama-based company, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said. The driver of the Silverado was pronounced dead on the scene and the driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to Hunt Regional Hospital, where his status is not known.
The name of the deceased driver has not been released, as the next of kin have not been notified. The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m., according to the Herald-Banner's report.