Collinsville, TX – Christopher Gene Downing Arrested For Crash On Highway 377
Collinsville, TX (July 18, 2019) – On July 17, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on US Highway 377 around 2 p.m.
According to DPS, 34-year-old Christopher Gene Downing was traveling down the highway when he lost control of a commercial truck he was driving. As a result, Downing collided with a pickup truck, which was traveling north carrying four passengers.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 30-year-old man, and two 16-year-old passengers in the vehicle were, were all injured in the collision.
A fourth victim, who was only identified as a 13-year-old, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident.
Mr. Downing was arrested for his involvement in the collision. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
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