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A Longview man was killed in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 94 near Groveton./COURTESY PHOTO

TCNS staff

TRINITY COUNTY — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal crash involving three vehicles that occurred Thursday on state Highway 94 near Groveton.

The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 6:05 a.m. on SH 94 approximately one mile north of FM 3317, a 1995 Chevrolet pickup was traveling westbound on 94, followed by a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup.

Reports indicate that a 1989 Mack truck tractor semi-trailer hauling logs was pulling out from a private drive to travel east.

The driver of the Mack failed to yield right of way, resulting in the Chevrolet and the Dodge striking the trailer being towed by the Mack, the report states.

The driver of the Chevrolet has been identified as 47-year-old Vernon Groze of Longview. He was pronounced deceased on scene by a Trinity County Justice of the Peace.

The driver of the Dodge has been identified as 38-year-old Bradley McMullen of Kennard. He was transported to Crockett Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the Mack has been identified as 54-year-old Richard Ellis of Corrigan. He was not injured.

The investigation is continuing.

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