Diboll native Austin Christmas, 27, died in a car accident Monday night on U.S. Highway 69 just north of Lufkin.

The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the accident around 8:10 p.m. A 2010 Peterbilt truck with semi-trailer was traveling north as a 2013 Chrysler passenger car was traveling south, according to a press release from Sgt. David Hendry.

Grace Juarez's email address is grace.juarez@lufkindailynews.com.

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