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2 Jacksonville residents die in Henderson wreck

By Meredith Shamburger
Jan. 23, 2017 at 9:47 a.m.
Updated Jan. 23, 2017 at 9:47 a.m.


Two Jacksonville residents died this past week after their car drove into a garbage truck on U.S. 79 in Henderson, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Carolyn Kennedy, 67, and James Monroe, 84, were killed around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A preliminary investigation showed that the car driven by Kennedy was traveling south on the road when it crossed into the shoulder and hit the back of a garbage truck that was disabled and parked on the side of the road, DPS spokeswoman Jean Dark said.

Kennedy and Monroe were pronounced dead at the scene by Rusk County Justice of the Peace Joe Sorrells. Their bodies were taken to Crawford-Crim Funeral Home in Henderson.

It was unclear if a driver associated with the disabled truck was on scene at the time of the crash, Dark said.

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