Identities released in fatal Toll 49 crash

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Emergency crews are on the scene of deadly crash near Toll 49 and Highway 31 West in Smith County.

According to the Department of Public Safety, one person died in the Wednesday evening wreck on Toll 49. Trooper Jean Dark says two vehicles collided head-on.

Trooper Jean Dark says Austin Elizabeth Allen, 31, was driving southbound on Toll 49, and then swerved into the northbound lane hitting another vehicle driven by Kevin Dale Fruia, 58.

Both Drivers died from the crash.

The passenger in Fruia’s vehicle Corrine Elizabeth Hayes, 41, was flown to a Tyler hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.

DPS fround an open container of alcohol in Fruia’s vehicle.

We will keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.

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