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Hunt County man dies in one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The accident occurred near Union Valley, where DPS troopers say a driver traveling in the wrong lane struck a concrete barrier.

  • In Hunt County, one person died as a result of an early Sunday one-vehicle accident not far from Union Valley. A Texas Department of Public Safety statement says the accident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 4800 block of State Highway 276. Officials say a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes and struck a concrete barrier. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim was not released.
  • In Lamar County, the sheriff’s office has arrested an Oklahoma teenager in connection with a shooting earlier this month that left another teen shot in the chest. Diontra Marquis Dunkins, 18, of Hugo, Oklahoma, is being held on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and five counts of deadly conduct. Paris police say on Nov. 6, officers responded to a call of shots fired and found a 15-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was taken to a local hospital and then flown to Dallas for treatment.