Fatal crash in Rusk County

One person died and another was sent to the hospital after a one-vehicle fatal crash Monday night in Rusk County.

Johnny Ray Taylor Jr., 24, of Mount Enterprise, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A 15-year-old female passenger was taken to Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler in serious condition.

Taylor was driving northwest on Farm-to-Market Road 95 in Rusk County, according to the DPS. He was on a slight left curve approaching a hilltop when the car veered off the road to the right, traveled through the grass, and struck a tree.

Taylor was taken to Crawford Crim Funeral Home in Henderson, according to the DPS.

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