Double Fatality Accident in Northeast Texas Blamed on Rain
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a double fatality accident that occurred Sunday afternoon in Cass County in Northeast Texas.The DPS says the accident happened just after noon about four miles south of Atlanta on U.S. Highway 59. Troopers say a northbound vehicle hydroplaned and crossed the median into the southbound lane of the highway and was struck by a semi-trailer.
The driver and the passenger in the northbound vehicle were both killed in the accident. They have been identified as 65-year-old Walton Wayne Johnson and 62-year-old Serelda Faye Johnson both of Mountain View, Ark. The husband was pronounced dead at the scene and his wife was taken to St. Michael's Hospital in Atlanta were she pronounced dead.
The driver of the semi-trailer, 50 year old Randy Lee Brumlow of Memphis, Tennessee was not injured. Troopers say the pavement was wet at the time of the accident and that led to the vehicle hydroplaning.