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Arrest made in fatal Longview accident

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 11:47am

Longview, TX — On December 9, 2011 Officers arrested Steven D. Cole 54, of Louisiana, for Manslaughter in connection with the fatal car crash that killed Joe Hightower 49, of Kilgore.

On December 1, 2011 at 10:23 p.m. Officers responded to a traffic accident in the 100 Block of West South Street. When Officers arrived they learned a 2005 Ford truck driven by a 54 year-old white male from Shreveport ran the red light at the intersection of High and South Streets.

The Ford truck struck a Toyota truck driven by a 49 year-old man in the intersection. The driver of the Toyota was attempting to make a left hand turn onto South Street.

The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead on the scene by Justice of the Peace Arthur Fort. The driver of the Ford truck had to be extracted from the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.

From Longview Police Department

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