SH 7 East in James Community Scene of Dual Crashes

November 11, 2019 - State Highway 7 East in the James Community was the scene of two crash incidents involving four vehicles November 11, 2019.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Keith Jones, at 5:50pm a grey 2006 GMC Sierra pickup truck hauling a trailer and driven by Terry Lance Ogle, 31, of Logansport was eastbound on State Highway 7 (SH 7) in the James Community. 

At that time, a white 2016 Dodge Charger driven by Javier Garcia-Contereras, 18, of Center failed to yield right of way at a stop sign turning left off FM 2608 onto SH 7. The GMC struck the Dodge causing damage to both vehicles.

Garcia-Contereras was transported by ambulance to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department for treatment of unknown injuries. He was also issued a citation for fail to yield right of way.

Immediately following that crash incident, at 6pm a black 2008 Ford F150 pickup truck driven by Jose Herrera, 36, of Joaquin was eastbound on SH 7 and was traveling behind a green 2004 Ford Expedition driven by Jose Alberto Cobos, 50, of Port Neches. 

The Expedition slowed down due to the previous crash incident and the F150 failed to control speed, striking the Expedition in the rear. Herrera was issued citations for fail to control speed and no driver's license. No injuries were reported resulting from the second crash incident.