January 8, 2019 - U.S. Highway 59 North south of Timpson was the scene of a major single-vehicle crash Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jonathan Stinson, at around 3pm a white 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Dale Allen Gaura, 44, of Bossier City, LA was northbound on U.S. Highway 59.
At that time the truck hydroplaned and traveled off the right side of the roadway where it struck a tree head-on.
Also occupying the vehicle were two female passengers age 9 and 15, as well as one male passenger age 14.
Gaura and the 9-year-old sustained possible injuries and were transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Timpson Volunteer Fire Department was on scene and used Jaws of Life to extricate the driver and divert traffic around the crash scene.
Trooper Stinson was assisted at the scene by DPS Cpl. Jimmy Faulkner and Trooper Taylor Buster.