Kilgore Police investigate fatality traffic accident

Kilgore Police Department:

KILGORE (KYTX)  -- One person is dead and two seriously injured following a two-vehicle accident in Kilgore.

On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at approximately 3:14pm Kilgore Police Department officers responded to the intersection of State Highway (SH) 135 and Goforth Road to a report of a major two vehicle traffic crash.

Initial investigation revealed a 1999 Gold Chevrolet Suburban traveling southbound on SH 135 struck a 2008 Red Dodge Charger which entered the intersection from the westbound lane of Goforth Road.

The driver and only occupant of the Charger was identified as 78-year-old Oren Owens, of Kilgore, Texas. The driver of the Suburban was identified as 81-year-old Bobby Green, of Gladewater, Texas. The sole passenger in the Suburban was identified as 79-year-old Lilly Green, of Gladewater, Texas.

Lifesaving efforts were made by Kilgore Police, Kilgore Fire and Champion EMS with all involved parties. Lilly Green was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, Texas where she died of her injuries.

Both drivers were also transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, Texas. Mr. Green has serious injuries and Mr. Owens sustained critical injuries.

The Kilgore Police Department Major Crash Investigative Team responded to the scene and is investigating the crash.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact KPD Traffic Officer Carolyn Wink.


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