U.S. Highway 59 Scene of Major Crash Incident

March 13, 2018 - U.S. Highway 59 North of Tenaha was the scene of a major two-vehicle crash Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene and they were assisted by Woods Volunteer Fire Department as well as members of the Center Fire Department.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Taylor Buster, at 1:20pm a grey 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 driven by Lloyd Decourley, 83, of Frisco Missouri was northbound on U.S. Highway 59 North. 

Decourley failed to control speed and struck the rear of a white Peterbilt truck driven by Gary Ingram, Jr., of Carthage. The Dodge received major damage as a result of the crash and remained in the middle of the highway. The rear of the trailer the Peterbilt was hauling also was damaged and the Peterbilt came to rest on the northbound side of the roadway. 

Ingram was transported from the scene by ACE EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and Decourley was life-flighted by ETMC helicopter to LSU Hospital for treatrment of his injuries. 

Lonzo Weathered a passenger in the Peterbilt was not reported to have received any injuries. 

Firemen diverted traffic around the crash scene until the vehicles were removed from the roadway. 

Trooper Buster was assisted at the scene by additional DPS units.