Head-on crash on Anna highway leaves one dead, one injured

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Posted on August 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 24 at 10:42 PM

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One man was killed and another was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Highway 121 near Anna Saturday morning.

Multiple area fire departments responded to the 8:40 a.m. crash on the two-lane road about a half-mile south of the intersection with FM 455.

The crash involved a Chrysler 300 sedan and a gray Honda Civic sedan.

"Several other vehicles saw the Chrysler coming over into the southbound lane, and they were able to avoid the collision," said Anna police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Caponera. "The Honda didn't see them coming, and they collided."

The vehicles were heavily damaged by the impact; the Chrysler was upside-down. A car battery was thrown clear of the wreckage and landed about 30 feet away.

"Both parties at the time were conscious when we got on scene, however, the driver of the Honda had passed away en route to the hospital in the ambulance," Sgt. Caponera said.

The Honda driver was identified as 43-year-old Steve Clayton of Savoy; the Chrysler's driver was Jonathan Dorman, 26.

Police said alcohol was "potentially" a factor in the crash.

The rural stretch of Highway 121 located 11 miles northeast of McKinney was shut down for hours as wreckage was removed and investigators attempted to determine the cause of the wreck.

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