By Tim O’Malley
DeWitt County Sheriff’s office received a call at 6:42 a.m. on Jan. 26 of an incident where a head on collision resulted in the death of one passenger.
According to public relation officer, DPS Trooper Ruben SanMiguel, the driver, Johnny Waggoner, 70, and passenger, Peter Waggoner, 31, both of Yorktown, were driving a gray, four-door Chevy Equinox heading toward Yorktown on State Highway 72.
The driver Lorie Patterson, 51, of Victoria, was driving a white, four-door Ford XLT F150 4X4 and was heading east.
The driver of the Chevy Equinox attempted to pass a slow moving vehicle on a no passing zone hitting the Ford truck head on at the top of the hill on the 4500 block of the highway.
The passenger of the Chevy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Johnny Waggoner was transported to DeTar Hospital Navarro in Victoria for non-threatening injuries. He was released the next day.