At approximately 7:09 a.m., troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Highway 135 at Spokane Road in Gregg County.
Preliminary crash investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Trailblazer was stopped at the intersection of Spokane Road and Highway 135.
The driver, identified as Jordan Thompson, 16-year-old of Liberty City attempted to turn south on Highway 135. A 2000 Peterbuilt truck towing a tanker trailer, was traveling north on Highway 135.
The Chevrolet turned in front of the truck and was struck in the driver’s door. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in his vehicle has been transported to Good Shephard in Longview.
The driver of the truck was identified as Harold Pilgreen, 29-years-old.
More information will be released as it becomes available and is confirmed..