TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal
Date & Time: 4/06/2022 4:12 AM
Location: SH-135, approximately one mile northeast of Arp, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 55 mph
Vehicle 1: 2003 Mack truck towing a trailer
Vehicle 2: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
Marlow W. Charlton, male, 60 YOA of Overton, TX.
Transported: Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital – Tyler.
Driver 2: Deceased
Mary V. Shoemaker, female, 65 YOA, of Arp, TX.
Pronounced by: Judge James Meredith on scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 with towed trailer was traveling south on SH 135. Unit 2 was traveling north on SH 135. For an unknown reason, the driver of Unit 2 veered into the oncoming lane of traffic. Unit 2 struck Unit 1 then traveled underneath the towed trailer.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Lewis Sullivan, DPS Tyler