Center PD, DPS Investigate Crash on Nacogdoches Highway

March 16, 2015 - Center Police Officers and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Nacogdoches Highway (State Highway 7 West) Monday March 16, 2015 in front of Watlington Street.

When the officers arrived, one vehicle was blocking the outside eastbound traffic lane and the other was beside it off the roadway. ACE EMS was on scene and was providing medical care to the driver of the vehicle in the roadway.

According to Center Police Sgt. Duane Gordon and Center Police Officer Bobby Walker, a maroon Hyundai Elantra driven by Jacquelyn Elmore, 30, of Center with three minor male passengers age one, eight and 10 was traveling east on State Highway West in foggy weather conditions.

Elmore stopped for a school bus, which was traveling on the other side of the highway, and when she did a grey Dodge Charger driven by Kimberly Long, 41, of Center was traveling in the same lane as Elmore and struck the Elantra from behind, causing damage to both vehicles.

ACE EMS transported Elmore from the scene with minor injuries and her children were picked up from the scene by family members. Long was not reported to have received any injury and was issued a citation for failure to control speed.

Texas DPS State Troopers Dustin Ramos and Anthony Lacount assisted at the scene with traffic control.