Canton, Texas woman killed in 2-vehicle wreck near Canton

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Canton Texas woman killed wreck

A Canton, Tx., woman was killed in a 2-vehilce accident on Highway 243 just west of Canton early Saturday evening, Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Authorities said that 42-year-old Jennifer L. Johnson was killed in the wreck when headed west in a 2019 Nissan Sentra, colliding with another vehicle, a 2022 Dodge Ram 2500 driven by Jose E. Rincon Juarez, male, 37 YOA of Kaufman, Texas. A passenger in Johnson’s vehicle, Jose E. Rincon Juarez, male, 37 YOA of Kaufman, Texas was treated at a hospital with incapacitating injuries, a DPS spokesperson said.

The driver of the truck and a passenger were not injured in the wreck.

Police said that the Ram truck  was traveling west on State Highway 243 while the Sentra was facing north attempting to turn east onto State Highway 243 from County Road 2501.

Canton Texas woman killed wreck

DPS said the Sentrea made a wide right turn entering the westbound lane of travel and over corrected back into the eastbound lane at the same time the Ram truck  was attempting to avoid the Sentra. Police said the Ram Truck  collided into the Sentra with the front right side and both vehicles came to a stop just south of State Highway 243.

Police said the weather conditions were clear and the road was dry