Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 1 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 1/10/2022 4:15 PM
County: Van Zandt
Location: SH 64, approximately eight miles east of Ben Wheeler, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph
Vehicle 1: 2021 Chevrolet Trax SUV
Vehicle 2: 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage
Mary L. Robinson, female, 71 YOA, of Canton, TX.
Transported to: Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital – Tyler in stable condition.
Driver 2: Deceased
Toni L. Powell, female, 42 YOA, of Fruitvale, TX.
Pronounced by: Judge Scott Shinn, at the scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 2 west bound SH 64 stopped due to a school bus ahead, off-loading students. Unit 1 failed to control its speed and struck Unit 2. Driver of unit 1 claimed the sun was causing her to have limited visibility. Crash occurred due to Unit 1 failed to control speed and driver 1 limited visibility.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper James Cosper, DPS Canton