A young man was killed in an accident involving a wrong-way driver that happened on US Highway 175 near County Road in Crandall last week.
According to authorities, the victim has been identified as Juan Coreas, 21, of Kaufman.
At around midnight, Coreas had been heading back home with friends from the Wings restaurant where he worked in Seagoville when the vehicle he was following swerved to avoid a wrong-way driver on Highway 175.
Investigators say that is unlikely that Coreas was also able to avoid the wrong-way driver.
The fatal crash happened in the eastbound lanes of US Highway 175, near County Road 4106 in Crandall.
Police were responding to a 911 call regarding a reckless driver, going the wrong-westbound in the eastbound lanes. Officers attempted to get the wrong-way driver off the road, but were unable to stop the SUV before it slammed into the vehicle being driven by Coreas.
Both the SUV and Coreas’ vehicle burst into flame on impact.
Eyewitnesses say that other motorists were attempting to assist, but they were unable to extricate either driver.
The identity of the wrong way driver has not been released.
According to authorities and witnesses, the young man was following his friends and family when the wrong-way driver crashed into him.
The Crandall Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety are still currently investigating the accident.
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