2 Young Lives Taken in Head-on Collision, COLDSPRING, December 14, 2009 - At approximately 8:38 am on December 12, 2009, a 1999 Ford driven by Chase Allen Howell, 20, of Corrigan was west-bound on FM-3278 just south of Coldspring, when his vehicle crossed over the center stripe and collided head-on with a 1992 Jeep Cherokee driven by Vernard Andrew Latham, Jr., 32, of Goodrich. Chase Allen Howell and his passenger Lisa Christine Darnell, 19, of Coldspring died at the scene. Vernard Latham sustained major internal and external injuries and was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition None of the three victims of this accident were wearing seat-belts. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Howell was a prison guard in Livingston.
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