1 dead, 1 injured in Paris crash

PARIS, Tex. (KXII) - One Lamar County man was killed and another was seriously injured in a crash Monday morning in Paris.

Paris Police say a semi was either stopped or backing up onto the outside northbound lane of US Highway 271 just north of Loop 286 when a pickup struck the left rear side of the semi trailer.

A passenger in that pickup, 26-year-old Travis Upton of Sumner, was killed. Its driver, 31-year-old Chance Woodard, was flown to a Dallas area hospital. Police did not give a condition for Woodard.

The semi driver was not injured in the collision.

Police are still investigating how the accident happened.