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East Texas community devastated after major accident

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(KTBS) DeBerry, Texas - The DeBerry, Texas community is devastated after a two vehicle wreck Thursday.

According to the PanolaWatchman.com, emergency crews were called to a major accident Thursday evening involving an SUV and an 18 wheeler on FM 31 between Highway 79 North and FM 123.

Officers on the scene say the driver of a white Tahoe and her passenger were headed southbound when the vehicle entered a curve and because of wet roads, crossed the center line and hit an 18 wheeler head-on.

No names have been released but officials confirmed the driver was a female and the passenger was the driver's 18 year-old daughter.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, who works for Texas Energy, said he entered the ditch after swerving to avoid hitting the Tahoe and then hit a power pole before coming to stop in a wooded area along the road.

Members of the Inter-Community Fire Department, Panola County Sheriff’s Office, and DPS worked the wreck.

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