Two Dead, Four Hospitalized after Crash near Quitman

Wood County, TX (8/1/2021) – A crash left two people dead and four others hospitalized Sunday morning near Quitman. 

The wreck occurred around 11 a.m. when two vehicles collided with each other on County Road 3250. A Dodge Stratus was headed northbound while a Toyota Camry was headed southbound. For unknown reasons, the Dodge crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with the Toyota. 

The driver of the Dodge was identified as Elizabeth Craven, 38. She was transported to UT-Health East Texas in Tyler, where she later died. 

A passenger in her vehicle, Michael Martin, 45, was also transported to UT-Health East Texas in Tyler in stable condition.

The driver of the Toyota was identified as Amanda Sandifer, 39, and was transported to UT-Health East Texas in Quitman in stable condition.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

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Source: KLTV

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