The Texas Department of Public Safety can confirm that 51-year-old Averil Gore of Woodville as the driver of the 2002 Dodge pickup truck that was involved in the crash that occurred earlier this afternoon on Highway 190 in Jasper County. Gore was pronounced dead at Jasper Memorial hospital.The driver of the Western Star truck tractor semi-trailer, 35-year-old Raymond Gilkey of Livingston, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. There are no further updates on his medical condition.The female passenger of the Dodge pickup was transported to Jasper Memorial hospital with non life threatening injuries. There are no further updates on her status.From the preliminary investigation, the towed tanker unit was empty and there were no apparent leaks due to the impact caused by the collision.This is an ongoing crash investigation and there are no further details to be released.Sergeant Stephanie Davis
At approximately 1:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 190 in Jasper County. The crash occurred approximately two (2) miles west of Jasper.
A 2002 Dodge pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 190. A 2013 Western truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling westbound on Highway 190. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Dodge pickup truck crossed the center dividing line into the westbound traffic lanes. The driver of the 18-wheeler moved to the shoulder of the roadway to avoid colliding with the Dodge pickup, but the Dodge struck the front left portion of the 18-wheeler.
The driver of the Dodge pickup truck, a 51-year-old male from Woodville, was transported by ambulance to Jasper Memorial hospital in critical condition. At approximately 2:23p.m., the driver was pronounced dead at the hospital by Judge Billingsley.
The passenger of the Dodge pickup truck was also transported by ambulance to Jasper Memorial hospital for her injuries; however, the injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 35-year-old male from Livingston, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries.
At this time, all eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 190 in Jasper County remain closed. Motorists are urged to find alternate travel routes. Expect delays.
This is an active crash scene. The name of the deceased victim and the names of the injured victims will not be released until the next of kin has been properly notified.
There are no further details to be released.