Allen

An early morning accident sent two Panola County residents to the hospital in serious condition and took the life of a Louisiana man. 

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette, driven by 31-year-old Pineville, Louisiana resident, Aaron R. Allen, was traveling westbound on US 79, approximately two miles west of the city of Carthage. A 2012 Ford F-250, driven by Dale W. Eldredge, a 74-year-old Gary man, was traveling east on the same roadway. Attempting to pass a vehicle in the morning’s heavy fog, Allen struck the F-250 head-on.

Allen, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, was pronounced at the scene by Judge Toni Hughes. 

Eldredge was transported to UT Health-Henderson in critical condition and his passenger Amanda Duckworth, also of Gary, was taken to the same hospital in serious condition. 

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.