Crash claims teen’s life

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A multiple vehicle collision Aug. 9 has claimed the life of a Gun Barrel City teenager.

At 7:35 p.m.  Aug. 9, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on Van Zandt County Road 2801,10 miles north of the city of Mabank. 

According to DPS Troopers, preliminary crash investigations revealed that a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, driven by 16-year-old James Jones of Gun Barrel City, was traveling east on VZCR 2801 and disregarded a stop sign at VZCR 2802 and went into the path of a 2001 Mercury Villager driven by 52-year-old Frances Brasher of Mabank.  

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