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Hallsville mother, son die in Sunday wreck

From Staff Reports
Dec. 31, 2017 at 6:11 p.m.
Updated Dec. 31, 2017 at 9:04 p.m.

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety investigate the scene of a two vehicle wreck on FM 2208 near FM 449 on Sunday December 31, 2017. (Michael Cavazos/News-Journal Photo)

A Hallsville mother and her 3-month-old child were killed Sunday in a wreck in Harrison County.

A Jefferson man also suffered life-threatening injuries in the wreck, a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Jessica Click, 19, and her son, Waylon Click, were pronounced dead Sunday at Longview hospitals. Jessica Click died at Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center and Waylon died at Longview Regional Medical Center, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported late Sunday.

DPS Trooper Carlos Wilson said the wreck occurred around 3:30 p.m. on FM 2208, about five miles from Alpine Road. Wilson said Click was driving north on FM 2208 when her car swerved into the southbound lane of traffic and hit a truck, driven by 24-year-old Christopher Derr of Jefferson.

Wilson said rescue workers used the Jaws of Life to remove Click from her car.

Derr was taken to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview to be treated for injuries.

The wreck remained under investigation Sunday evening, Wilson said. Troopers closed FM 2208 in both directions Sunday afternoon and evening as crews worked to clear the wreck.

He said Champion EMS and West Harrison Fire Department responded to the wreck and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance.



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