Fatal car wreck on Hwy. 7 in Angelina county

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to and investigated a two vehicle fatal crash on SH 7 yesterday at approximately 5:09 p.m., just east of Lehman Road. The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2003 Ford pickup was traveling east on SH 7 when it crossed over into the westbound lane and struck a 2005 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer.

Both vehicles overturned after the crash. The driver of the Freightliner is identified as Fathi Salem, 42, from Dearborn Michigan. Salem was not reportedly injured during the crash. The driver of the Ford is identified as Robert Taylor, 24, from Lufkin, TX. Taylor was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by Justice of the Peace Donnie Puckett. This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is currently available.