Emergency crews in south Newton County were busy Friday evening after two vehicles collided on Highway 62 just south of the Jasper County line, and resulted in two people going to the hospital.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, shortly after 8:00 a 2001 Acura passenger car was southbound and a 2007 Mitsubishi SUV was northbound. Troopers said the driver of the Mitsubishi passed another vehicle in a no passing zone and struck the Acura head-on.

The driver of the Acura, Samuel Menefee, 47, and the driver of the Mitsubishi, Sherry Thompson, 61, both of Buna, were transported to St Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for treatment.


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