Wood County, TX (April 15, 2019) – Around 10:42 am on Saturday, April 13, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a collision on FM 14.
The incident occurred just two miles outside of Hawkins. According to reports, 17-year-old Emily Catherine Moore was traveling south on FM 14 when her vehicle hydroplaned and crossed into the northbound lanes where it struck a 2005 Toyota Highlander, driven by 28-year-old Steven Joseph Almanza, head-on.
Both Almanza and his passenger, 31-year-old Jenny Paine, were transported to a Tyler hospital with serious injuries. Moore was transported to an area hospital and released.
DPS confirmed that Almanza succumbed to his injuries while at the hospital.
Our deepest condolences go out to the Almanza family as they deal with the loss of their loved one.
We hope Ms. Paine is able to recover quickly from her injuries. We are praying for her.
Fatal Collisions In Texas
Tragically, over 3,700 innocent people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across Texas annually. In 2017 alone, over 552 people were killed in horrific head-on collisions.
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