A head-on collision on US 287 resulted in three people being transported to hospitals with serious injuries.
On Saturday, the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a head-on collision at approximately 8:45 p.m. in Tyler County, according to a news release. The crash occurred one mile north of FM 256.
The preliminary reports indicate that a 2015 Nissan SUV was travelling northbound on 287. The driver observed an object fly off his windshield and turned around to identify it.
The driver of the Nissan turned onto the shoulder of the roadway and proceeded to drive southbound on the northbound shoulder. As the driver of the Nissan continued traveling southbound on the northbound shoulder of SH 287, a 2006 Ford Mustang was traveling northbound on SH 287 and observed the headlights of the Nissan coming directly at him. The driver of the Ford veered to the right to avoid a collision but struck the Nissan.
The driver of the Nissan, identified as 53-year-old Steven Hodges of Highlands, Texas, and his wife, Nora Hodges, 51, were both transported by medical helicopter to Conroe Regional hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the Ford, 33-year-old Carl Kennebrew of Jasper, was transported by medical helicopter to Hermann Memorial hospital in Houston with serious injuries.