At around 10:25 this morning (11/27), a two-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 21 northeast of Crockett. The collision claimed the life of an elderly Houston County man.

According to investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the accident took place about seven miles northeast of Crockett.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 10:25 a.m., a 2013 Ford pickup was traveling southwest on State Highway 21 when the vehicle experienced a blowout. This caused the Ford to drive into the oncoming lane, where it struck a 2019 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer head-on, the Ford then caught fire.

The driver of the Ford is identified as Fred Gunn Jr., 89, from Kennard, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Freightliner identified as Tracy Lightsey, 57, from Fort Worth, was not injured.

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Please keep Mr. Gunn, his family and friends, and all those involved and those who responded to the accident in your prayers.

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