DPS releases name of Highway 96 fatality accident victim

State troopers say Colt Kirkendall, 23, of Buna, died in a crash at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday on on Highway 96, one mile north of Silsbee.

Troopers say he was in a Mustang traveling north when the driver of a Toyota SUV traveling south in the northbound lane collided head on with Kirkendall's car. He died at the scene.

First responders had to free the other driver, an 84-year-old man from Silsbee, who was taken to Baptist Hospital Beaumont with serious injuries.

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