Head-on crash in Archer Co. kills one

ARCHER COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - A head-on collision in Archer County claims the life of a Mississippi man.

Around 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, Department of Public Safety officials said Edmund Burke, Jr., 68, was traveling south on TX-25 and turned onto U.S. 82 going the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes.

Another driver was traveling east on U.S. 82 when the two vehicles crashed head-on killing Burke, Jr. of Natchez, MS.

A passenger in Burke's vehicle was flown to United Regional with serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was taken by ambulance to United Regional with non-life threatening injuries. The eastbound lanes of U.S. 82 were closed for several hours until the scene was cleared.

DPS officials said no charges have been filed and the crash is under investigation.

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