Two dead in head-on crash near Livingston

Head-on wreck took place when one vehicle reportedly attempted to pass in a no passing zone

POLK COUNTY – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a two-vehicle major crash yesterday morning, Tuesday, Dec. 8, on US 190, about five miles east of Livingston.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 6:50 a.m., a 2009 Chevrolet SUV was traveling east on US 190.

The driver of a 2013 Ford passenger car was traveling westbound and reportedly attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone and struck the Chevrolet head-on.

The driver of the Chevrolet is identified as Michael Tobin, 55, from Onalaska. The driver of the Ford is identified as Christopher Hinson, 37, from Livingston. Both Tobin and Hinson were pronounced deceased at the scene by a Polk Co. Justice of the Peace.

This crash remains under investigation. Additional information is not available at this time.

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