A Wednesday morning collision just west of Vernon has claimed the life of a Wilbarger County resident.

Trooper Dan Buesing, Texas DPS spokesman, says 65-year-old Steve Brown of Vernon was west bound on State Hwy 70 at around 8 AM when his 2013 Nissan SUV collided with a west bound 1997 Ford truck driven by 61-year-old Rocky Bachman of Thalia.

Brown died at the scene. Bachman's condition is not yet known.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Trooper Buesing says further details will be made available as the investigation progresses.