At 4:29 Monday afternoon, Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on SH-154, four miles east of Gilmer in Upshur County. Reportedly, the driver of a 2010 Toyota RG4, James Allen Sinclair, 67, and his passenger, Barbara Jenkins Sinclair, 90, both of Gilmer, was traveling north on FM-1650. They stopped at the intersection of SH 154 E. while the driver of a 2005 International truck tractor with a towed trailer, Ricky Carrol Nash, 55, and his passenger Nerlyn Nash, 36, both of Hallsville, were traveling east on SH-154. Sinclair failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and pulled into the path of the truck that struck the Toyota on its driver’s side.
Judge Betterton pronounced James Allen Sinclair at the scene, and they transported him to McWhorter Funeral Home in Gilmer. They took his passenger to Christus Good Shepard-Longview, where she later died. Paramedics treated Ricky Nash and released him while his passenger does not show any injuries.