CHEROKEE COUNTY - Houston native, 46-year-old Aurelio Amaya, died after a two vehicle crash that happened just before 9 a.m. Monday morning on US-69 near the city of Rusk.
According to police, a 2005 Freightliner truck towing a semi-trailer driven by 46-year-old Nacogdoches native, Keith Jackson, was heading west on County Road 1101 while Amaya was heading north on US-69 in a 1998 truck towing a semi trailer.
Jackson failed to yield to the right of way, heading into the intersection of US-69 in front of Amaya in a move that caused the vehicles to collide.
Jackson was taken to a Tyler hospital where he was treated and released. Amaya was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to a funeral home in Rusk.
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