1 dead after crash in Panola County

PANOLA COUNTY - Caleb Scott Gibbs, an 18-year-old Carthage native, died after crashing his Mustang into another vehicle around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 315 just south of Longbranch in Panola County. 

A preliminary DPS crash report indicated that a Volvo truck tractor towing a semi-trailer driven by 52-year-old Daniel Richard Gama Jr. of Deer Park was heading northeast on Highway 315. At the same time, Gibbs was approaching from the southwest direction.

Gibbs failed to negotiate a curve on the road, lost control and collided with Gama Jr.'s vehicle. Gibbs died on the scene.

Gama Jr. was not injured.

This crash remains under investigation.

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