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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Rusk County Fatal / Missing Person

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1              Number of Injured: 0                    Number killed:  1

Date & Time: 10/26/2021  Unknown time of crash.

County: Rusk

Location: US 259, one mile north of Henderson, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph


Vehicle 1:  2015 Nissan Titan 

Driver 1: Deceased

Clay W. Kirk, male, 65 YOA, of Longview, TX.

Pronounced by: Judge Jana Enloe

Seatbelt: Yes


Unit 1 was found on 01/02/2022 by a property owner.  Unit 1 and its driver were reported missing and last seen on 10/26/2021.  Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling east on SL 571 when the driver disregarded the stop sign at the US 259 intersection.  The vehicle crossed all lanes of US 259, entered the north ditch and struck a dirt embankment causing the vehicle to flip.  The vehicle came to rest in a wooded area, not visible from the roadway.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper Dustin Nichols,  DPS Rusk

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