Known as one of the deadliest stretches of road, Highway 121 near FM 455 claimed another victim in an early Saturday morning crash. The accident occurred when a 2007 Chrysler 200 sedan was heading north on the highway crossed over into the southbound lane of traffic and hit a 1996 Honda Civic head-on.
Jonathan Dorman, 26, the driver of the Chrysler was transported to Plano Medical Center where he underwent surgery and is still hospitalized.
"Dorman was intoxicated and charges are pending," said Anna Police Sgt. Jeff Caponera.
The driver of the Honda, Savoy resident Steve Clayton, 43, died at the scene from his injuries. Caponera said that the investigation determined that Clayton was texting through a Facebook app on his phone at the time and probably did not see the incoming car.
"Two vehicles in front of him saw the Chrysler and managed to get out of the way," Caponera added.
Highway 121 was closed for six hours in both directions while crews cleaned up the accident scene.
"There have now been 11 deaths on Highway 121," said Caponera. "And that’s only since 2009."
Friday Night Storm Claims Two Victims
The storm that rapidly moved through Collin County on the night of Friday, Aug. 23, and blew the roof off of a farm building and onto a man and a woman on FM 2862 east of Anna in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction has now claimed a second victim.
Collin County’s Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident. Lt. John Norton, of the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, said that husband and wife Kenny Wiginton, 61, and Pamela Wiginton 60, were working on the property when strong winds blew the roof off .
Pamela Wiginton died at the scene on Friday. Kenny Wiginton, who was taken to an area hospital, died on Saturday.