ANDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A 22-year-old Palestine man has died following a head-on crash with a freightliner truck towing a trailer early Tuesday morning on Highway 79 near Neches, according to DPS.

Officials said a preliminary investigation found a 2008 Hyundai Sonata was traveling northeast on the highway around 4:30 a.m. when it crossed over the center line, and collided head-on with a 2020 Freightliner Truck-Tractor towing a trailer.

Jacob Daniels, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the truck was not injured, according to DPS.


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