On Thursday night, three people died after two cars collided head on in Hunt County. The crash happened just before 8 o’clock in the evening at U.S. Highway 69 at Country Road 1040 in Celeste.
State troopers have already identified the Greenville man responsible for Thursday night’s deadly crash in Hunt County as 44-year-old Brett Vick.
According to Mark Tackett of the Texas Highway Patrol, Vick was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 69 near Celeste about 8 o’clock in the evening when his 2012 Chevy Impala swerved over the center line and collided with a northbound Ford Escape head-on. The collision killed the two occupants of the Ford – the SUV’s driver, 65-year-old Ouida Richards, and her 84-year-old mother, Melba Compton, both of Celeste.
The victims expired at the scene, said DPS spokesman Trooper Mark Tackett. The Texas Department of Public Safety officers are still investigating the wreck which occurred late Thursday night.
Report coming from the Texas Department of Public Safety verified that Brett Wayne Vick, 44, resident of Greenville was operating his 2002 Chevrolet Impala going south on U.S. Highway 69, near County Road 1040 at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday when the vehicle got out of control and veered into the northbound lanes. It impacted into a 2012 Ford Escape driven by Ouida Compton Richards, age 65, resident of Celeste.
Vick, Richards and Melba Anderson Compton, 84, of Celeste, a passenger in the Escape, were all pronounced dead at the scene by Hunt County Justice of the Peace Aaron Williams.
Due to the mishap, the highway was closed down in both directions for several hours just south of Celeste as the accident was investigated and cleared.
Services were scheduled Friday for the two residents of Celeste and a Greenville man, who were fatalities in Thursday night’s two vehicle head-on collision.
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