One dead, two injured in Wednesday wreck

Two were hospitalized after a major wreck on Loop 323 just after noon Wednesday. (Cory McCoy/Staff)

A Whitehouse woman has died of injuries sustained in a major wreck on Loop 323 near the Tyler Junior College West Campus on Wednesday.

According to the Tyler Police Department, Jesus Gonzalez, 26, of Brazoria, was driving a truck headed south when he crossed the median and struck a 2012 Chevy Captiva head-on just after noon. Anastasia Hilliard, 45, of Whitehouse, was driving the SUV.

Rodolfo Mendoza, 26, of Freeport, also was in the truck with Gonzalez at the time of the wreck.

All were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to Tyler Police. Hilliard died of her injuries Thursday, according to Lt. Matthew Smyser.

The crash is still under investigation.

-Cory McCoy

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