Two dead in Hardin County collision

HARDIN COUNTY - Two people are dead following a collision on US 69 near SH 327 in Hardin County.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Stephanie Davis said the crash happened around 2:30 Saturday afternoon.

Troopers identify the victims of Saturday's deadly crash as Johnny Ray Lee II, 32, of Nederland and Eric Wayne Henserling of Colmesneil. They were pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Jackie Werner.

All lanes of US 69 were shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear the wreckage. The roadway reopened around 5:30 p.m.

Troopers say Henserling was driving a 2004 Ford pickup truck northbound on US 69 when he crossed the center line and struck Lee's 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck head-on. 

Investigators are working to determine what caused Henserling to leave his lane.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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