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Fatal ATV crash early this morning in Newton County

The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated a fatal crash on state Highway 87, at the intersection of County Road 3110, that occurred today, April 17.


DPS Media Sergeant Shana Clark said, "The preliminary crash investigation indicates that at approximately 3:34 a.m., a Kawasaki ATV was traveling north, while a Nissan Versa was traveling south. It is reported that the ATV was traveling in the oncoming lane and was struck by the Nissan."


Clark continued, "The operator of the ATV was pronounced deceased on scene by a Justice of the Peace. He is identified as 21-year-old Kaleb Harvey of Nederland."


The driver of the Nissan, identified as 51-year-old James Pennington of Newton, was not injured


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