Head-on highway wreck claims the life of one person

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*Editors Note: It was first reported the driver was 20-years-old

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — One person has tragically lost their life after a head-on collision early Sunday morning.

According to Wichita Falls Public Information Officer Charlie Eipper, WFPD officers responded to the 4500 block of Henry S. Grace Freeway on August 1 at 2:56 a.m. in reference to an injury crash. When the officers arrived they discovered the crash was fatal.

According to witnesses, a red four-door Honda was traveling north on the southbound lanes on Henry S. Grace Freeway. A blue Chevy pickup was traveling southbound.

The two vehicles collided head-on and the driver of the Chevy pickup, Jerry Fulfer, 81, was killed. The 19-year-old* male driver of the Honda was eventually transported to a hospital in Dallas for treatment of his injuries.

The driver of the Honda was identified as Carson Lubbess of Hoschton, Georgia. He is a military service member out of Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The WFPD Crash Investigators are still investigating this incident.

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