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Pickup, log truck collision results in injuries

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From Staff Reports

TYLER COUNTY – A serious crash involving a log truck and a pickup truck between Spurger and Hillister resulted in injuries for one driver.

According to a report from Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Shana Clark, the wreck occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on the morning of Friday, March 3 on FM 1013 at CR 4357. According to reports, the log truck, which was loaded with logs and the pickup truck ended up in a ditch.

Clark said that the driver of the log truck, David Hatton, 72, of Hillister, crossed into the opposing lane and attempted to make a wide right turn from the highway onto the county road, which resulted in the truck, a 2007 Ford, driven by 63-year-old Terry Blankenship of Spurger, hitting the log truck.

Blankenship was transported by ambulance to Jasper Memorial Hospital and Hatton was cited for making an unsafe turn.

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