Tenaha Men Transported from Two-Vehicle Collision in Paxton Community

May 30, 2018 - A two-vehicle collision at 10pm at the intersection of FM 699 and US 84 in the Paxton Community sent two Tenaha men to the hospital for evaluation on Memorial Day.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety report, a gray 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Stephen Brian Raybon II, age 22 of Grand Cane, LA with one passenger, Andrew James Clark, age 20, was traveling south on FM 699. A white 2005 Ford Explorer was traveling west on US 84 when the Chevrolet pickup failed to yield right-of-way at a stop sign and entered the pathway of the Ford Explorer. The Ford struck the Chevrolet pickup on the driver's side bed of the truck and then spun around to come to rest in the eastbound traffic lanes facing east. The Chevrolet pickup traveled off the roadway stopping at a highway sign at the intersection of FM 699 and US 84.

The Ford vehicle was driven by Larry Terry, age 74 of Tenaha, with passenger Al Howard, age 80 also of Tenaha, and both were transported to the Center Emergency Department.

Raybon II was cited for disregarding stop sign and Clark received a citation for minor consuming alcohol beverage.

The Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department, the Tenaha Police Department, and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department all responded to the crash scene to assist. The crash was investigated by Texas DPS State Trooper Taylor Buster and State Trooper Keith Jones.

Emergency responders at the scene commented this was the second crash at the FM 699 and US 84 intersection within a two weeks time.