UPDATE: Authorities identify driver killed in Rusk County wreck

UPDATE: DPS has identified the driver killed in this accident as 37-year-old Brandon Allen Conder of Dallas.
 
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At approximately 7:22, troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on US-79 in Rusk County Monday morning, just three miles east of the city of Henderson according to Sgt. Jean Dark.
 
Preliminary crash investigation revealed that a 2014 Ford pick up was traveling west on US-79 while a 2016 Freightliner truck-tractor with towed semi-trailer was traveling east on the same roadway. 
 
The driver of the Ford veered into the east lane and struck the Freightliner.  
 
The driver of the pick up was pronounced dead at the scene, the body was taken to Crawford-A. Crim funeral home in Henderson.  
 
The next of kin has not yet been notified.  
 
The driver of the Freightliner was uninjured and has been identified as thirty-year-old Allen Wesenberg, of Woodville.   
 
The crash remains under investigation.
 
We will provide more information as it becomes available. 
 

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