DPS Continues To Investigate Deadly Crash In Archer County

DPS Troopers continue to investigate a deadly head on collision in Archer County.  Two people are dead and another injured.  The accident happened on highway 114, two miles west of Megargel, around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

DPS has been at the scene of the accident working to learn more about what caused the two vehicles to collide.

Trooper Tony Fulton says it was a head on collision.  46 year old Lavern James from Fort Worth and 48 year old Troy Livingston from Megargel both died from the accident.

Fulton says,"They were pronounced dead on the scene."

Officials say James was driving a 1999 Buick.  He collided into a 1967 International pick up with Livingston and his passenger, 40 year old Nancy Espey.

"We don't know why, but the driver of the Buick crossed the center stripe and struck the pick up head on in the west bound lane," explains Fulton.

Fulton says, "At the scene we didn't see anything that indicated alcohol use or drug use."

He also says speeding doesn't look like it was a factor.  One thing officials do know, no one was wearing their seatbelts.

"We do know that in most cases wearing your seat belt definitely improves your chances of surviving something like this," says Fulton.  He says he can't stress enough the importance of taking the extra step to put on your seat belt.

Livingston's passenger, Nancy Espey was transported to United Regional.  DPS Troopers say she suffered broken bones in the accident and is listed in fair condition.

Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6.