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Fatal Accident in Newton County

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a single vehicle crash on State Highway 63 in Newton County.  The crash occurred twelve miles east of Burkeville.  The initial reports indicate that around 3:45 p.m. a 2005 Mercury car was traveling east on 63 when it attempted to pass another vehicle.  The Mercury was met by an oncoming vehicle and to avoid a head-on collision, veered back to the right causing the driver to lose control.  The vehicle traveled off the road into the ditch and struck a concrete culvert.  The vehicle then began to roll down a steep embankment and came to a stop on its top.  The driver, 44-year-old Jacqul Warner of Louisiana and 17-year-old female, Gabriel Warner were both pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace, Mike Greer at the scene.  Two passengers were 7-year-old boys.  Both boys had serious injuries.  Trooper Davis said there were no additional updates on the children at this time.

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