RAINS COUNTY, Texas — Editorial: The Department of Public Safety previously stated that Richard Clayton Lemoine was the driver of the Ford. That was incorrect, Lemoine was a passenger in the Nissan. The driver of the Ford was Robert Michael Jones.
Three people were killed following a two-vehicle crash in Rains County Thursday afternoon.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, troopers responded to the crash around 12:12 p.m. on State Highway 276 in East Tawakoni.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed the driver of a 1999 Nissan Maxima, Eddy Clyde Yeley, 32, of Lone Oak was traveling eastbound on SH-276, for a yet to be determined reason, drove on the wrong side of the roadway and struck a 2015 Ford F-150 traveling west.
DPS identified the passenger of the Nissan as Richard Clayton Lemoine, 29, of Point. The driver of the Ford has been identified as Robert Michael Jones, 74, also of Point.
DPS says both men in the Nissan were pronounced dead at the scene.
Jones was transported to the hospital where he later died.
The crash remains under investigation.