Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 2 Number killed: 2
Date & Time: 1/13/2022 4:24 PM
Location: SH 149, approximately three miles southeast of Lakeport, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph
Vehicle 1: 2013 Volkswagen Passat
Vehicle 2: 2015 Nissan Versa
Hayden M. Malone, male, 21 YOA, of Tyler, TX.
Transported to: Christus Good Shepard – Longview, where he was medically cleared and released into the custody of investigators.
Mercedes D. Cole, female, 24 YOA, of Longview, TX.
Passenger: Alan Jasso Cerna, 26 YOA, of Longview, TX.
Transported to: Christus Good Shepard – Longview in serious condition.
Passenger: Female, 7 YOA, of Longview
Passenger: Female, 4 YOA, of Longview
Transported to: Care flight to Ochsner LSU Hospital in Shreveport, LA with critical injuries.
Passenger Deceased: Male, 2 YOA, of Longview
Transported to: Care flight to Ochsner LSU Hospital in Shreveport, LA.
Pronounced by: Hospital officials 1/15/2022
Passenger: Deceased Male, 5 months old, of Longview
Transported to: Christus Good Shepard – Longview, later flown to Dallas Children’s Hospital – Dallas. Pronounced by hospital official’s 1/18/2022
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 2 was traveling south in the inside lane, turn signal activated, preparing to turn left into the private lot of the Dollar General store on SH 149. The driver of Unit 1, also traveling south, struck Unit 2. Driver of Unit was arrested for two counts of Intoxication Assault – Felony (TXPC 49.07) and two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter – Felony (TXPC 49.08) and transported to the Gregg County Jail. Agents from TABC TRACE Unit are actively investigating along with Department of Public Safety Troopers. Gregg County Sheriff’s Office as well as Gregg County District Attorney’s Office aided in the investigation.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Justin Craig and Trooper Michael Blackwell, DPS Longview