Bethany, Texas — 31-year-old Chanh Vo of Carthage has been hospitalized in critical condition following an early Friday morning accident in Panola County, TX.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Panola County Sheriff’s Office, Chanh Vo was driving northbound on Highway 79 through Bethany, Texas, when his Honda Accord collided with a southbound 18-wheeler truck. Only preliminary details are available at this time, and a full investigation into the accident needs to be completed before one can determine fault in such an accident.
52-year-old Mitchell Reynolds has been named as the driver of the big rig truck. He was reportedly uninjured in the crash. The 18-wheeler that Mr. Reynolds was driving ruptured its gas tank in the crash and spilled ~200 gallons of diesel fuel. A hazmat crew from Henderson is working to clean it up.