Athens Review, Athens, Texas

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January 21, 2013

Man killed on State Highway 19

Athens — A mid-day wreck on State Highway 19 south of Canton on Monday killed one man and sent his wife to a Tyler hospital.

A spokesman with the Texas Department of Public Safety in Tyler said the 2-vehicle collision involved a car and  truck carrying a recreational-type mobile home. The victims were occupants of the car.

The man, a San Antonio resident, died at the scene. His wife was flown to East Texas Medical Center Tyler with unspecified injuries. The names of the victims were withheld, pending notification of relatives.

Preliminary reports indicated that the couple was headed north toward Canton when their vehicle crossed into the incoming lane, into the path of the mobile home. The driver of the vehicle hauling the mobile home was not injured.

A portion of Highway 19 was closed until late afternoon, while the DPS worked the wreck.  The collision remains under investigation.

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