Wrong-Way Driver Causes Deadly Wreck

2-11-06 – An accident sent two people to the hospital and backed up traffic for over an hour in Grayson County around 9:30 Saturday morning.

The wreck happened on Highway 82, near Sadler. Troopers say an elderly man, driving a sedan, was heading west in an east-bound lane when he hit a pick-up truck head-on.

The elderly driver was taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas by medical helicopter. Troopers say 85-year-old Henry Felton of Gainesville was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the pick-up was transported to Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman by ambulance. Authorities say his injuries were not life-threatening.

A third vehicle clipped one of the vehicles as the driver attempted to avoid the wreck. The third driver was treated at the scene by emergency crews for minor injuries.