By Adriana Roberts
Henderson Daily News
A two-vehicle accident claimed the lives of two Jacksonville men last week in Rusk County, investigators have confirmed.
Police reports show officers were called to the scene of the accident at 5:48 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, on U.S. Highway 79 South, 13 miles outside of Henderson city limits.
Ronald Gary Smith, 30, of Jacksonville was driving a 1992 Ford Taurus in the southbound lane of traffic on Highway 79, while Salomon Ramos, 31, of Jacksonville, was driving a 1997 black-and-gray Dodge Ram truck and traveling north.
According to an eyewitness account, Smith’s vehicle crossed the center stripe and struck the 1997 Dodge Ram pickup head-on.
Texas Department of Public Safety Cpl. Jesse Stewart said, “The eyewitness told officers that Smith’s vehicle crossed into the other lane very abruptly, indicating there was no time for Mr. Ramos to avoid the collision.”
Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Reports indicated there were no other injuries or vehicles involved in the accident.
By Adriana Roberts
This Week's Circulars
MiMi-Sandra of Fort Worth, born 7 September 1945 in Jacksonville to Joe Selman Gore and Jeffie Gwendolyn (Lazenby) Gore. Preceded by her parents and five siblings. Survived by her husband, daughters, four siblings, nieces and nephews.
Aubrey 'Skip' Evans passed away May 29, 2021. Memorial services will be June 29, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Flint Community Church formerly known as Flint Church Of The Nazarene, 11019 County Rd 174, Bullard, TX 75757
Wilbur Thomas (W.T.) Chandler, 75, passed away on Sunday, May 30,2021 in Jacksonville. Private family graveside will be held in Griffin Cemetery in Cherokee County. Arrangements by Autry Funeral Home.
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