BARTLETT — A 33-year-old man died early Thursday morning in a two-vehicle collision at the city limits just north of Bartlett on State Highway 95.
David Jones, a graduate of Bartlett High School, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver and passenger of a Cub Cadet truck-tractor were transported to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Temple to be treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Ryan Howard said.
The 6:30 a.m. collision between the Cub Cadet and a Ford passenger car driven by Jones is under investigation by the DPS.
Howard released preliminary information about the collision.
The Ford driven by Jones was southbound and drove onto the wrong side of the road, Howard said. The Cub Cadet traveling northbound tried to avoid the car and swerved to the left. The Ford crashed into the Cub Cadet while attempting to return to its original lane of travel. Next of kin have been notified. The investigation is still active.
The tractor is owned by a Granger trucking company.
Both northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 95 were closed for several hours for investigation and clean up, according to the Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department.
Texas Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control at the location, spokesman Ken Roberts said.
“In the event of a wrong-way driver, move to the right and attempt to be noticed by honking your horn and flashing your lights,” Howard advised.