Driver flees scene of fatal Crockett crash

Texas DPS troopers responded to a major vehicle crash on US 287 two miles north of Crockett Friday morning at approximately 9 a.m.
 
According to DPS a 2006 Mercury Mariner was traveling south on US 287 and approached a 2005 Ford pickup that had stopped in the road near a construction crew that was off the roadway. The driver of the Mercury attempted to avoid striking the Ford by swerving to the right. The vehicle overturned and ejected the driver.
 
The driver of the Ford pick-up left the scene. He was later located in Crockett and identified as Christian Cardenas Montoya, 22 from Honduras.
 
The driver of the Mercury was identified as Francis Seeley, 88 from Crockett. Seeley was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
Montoya was taken into custody for failure to stop and render aid, and placed in the Houston County Jail.
 
The crash remains under investigation.
 
CBS19 will provide more information as it becomes available.
 

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