Three people died Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 59 south of Carthage, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
Morgan Lee Baker, 32, of Timpson, Juan Francisco Burgos, 39, of Conroe and a 1-year-old boy died at the scene, Sgt. Jean Dark said.
Troopers responded around 11 p.m. Saturday about nine miles south of Carthage. A preliminary investigation shows that a truck was traveling south and on the wrong way on the highway when it struck another truck traveling in the northbound lanes, Dark said.
Baker was identified as the driver of the truck driving the wrong way. Baker’s body was taken to Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home in Carthage, Dark said.
Burgos was identified as the driver of the truck that was struck. The 1-year-old who died, as well as two other passengers, were in Burgos’s truck as well. Maria Felix Burgos, 37, of Conroe was taken to Christus Good Shepherd Marshall in critical condition. A 15-year-old girl was taken to LSU Medical Center Shreveport in serious condition, Dark said.
The crash remains under investigation.