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Head-on collision kills one man

A man is dead after his car collides head-on with an 18-wheeler in East Texas.
A man has died after his car collides head-on with an 18-wheeler in East Texas.

The crash happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday on Hwy 79 in Bethany.

A white Honda Accord was traveling northbound when it crossed the lane and struck the tractor trailer carrying diesel fuel.

The driver of the Honda was airlifted to University Health and pronounced dead.  The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

The northbound lanes had to be shut down while HAZMAT crews cleaned up the scene.

Investigators say alcohol did not play a role in crash.

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