TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 3 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 1/14/2022 5:55 PM
Location: SH 64, approximately 0.15 miles northwest of Chapel Hill, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 65 mph
Vehicle 1: 2020 Dodge Ram towing a trailer
Vehicle 2: 2007 Nissan Pathfinder
Juan Gabriel Gomez, male, 46 YOA, of Troup, TX.
Transported to: Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital- Tyler, in stable condition.
Driver 2: Deceased
Clinton J. Andrews, male, 39 YOA, of Henderson, TX.
Pronounced by: JP Quincy Beavers, at the scene.
Passenger: Female, 13 YOA, of Henderson, TX
Transported to: Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital – Tyler in critical condition.
Passenger: Female, 14 YOA, of Henderson
Transported to: UT Health East Texas – Tyler in critical condition.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 and towed trailer were traveling northwest on SH 64 in the west bound lane. Unit 2 was traveling southeast on SH 64 in the east bound lane. The driver of Unit 2 failed to drive in a single lane and drifted into the west bound lane. Unit 1 and Unit 2 collided head-on in the west bound lane.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Alan Owens – DPS Tyler