TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Rusk County Fatal
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 12/22/2021 7:40 PM
Location: FM 839, approximately 4.3 miles southwest of Henderson, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph
Vehicle 1: 2004, Chevrolet Malibu
Driver 1: Deceased
Kiante Marquise Smith, male, 18 YOA, of Carthage, TX.
Transported to UT Health East Texas – Henderson.
Pronounced by: Medical Staff
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling north on FM 839, in a right hand curve. The vehicle left the roadway on the east side of FM 839. It did not appear the driver took corrective action but continued to travel east into the grass, and through a barbed wire fence. The vehicle hit a mound causing it to vault then roll, ejecting the driver.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Wayne Cavanaugh, DPS Henderson