TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 5/06/2022 6:20 AM
Location: SH 64 West, approximately six miles west of Tyler, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 55 mph
Vehicle 1: 2017 Nissan Sentra
Driver 1: Deceased
Makayla A. Gassman, female, 21 YOA of Wills Point, TX.
Pronounced by: Judge Dunklin at the scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling east on SH 64 when for an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway to the south. The vehicle overturned and struck a culvert, ejecting the unrestrained driver.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Wet
Investigated By: Trooper Kevin Lybrand, DPS Tyler