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Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1             Number of Injured: 0                    Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 5/24/2022   4:05 PM

County: Gregg

Location: North McCann Rd., approximately 0.23 miles north of Longview, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 45 mph

Vehicle 1: 2009 Ford F-250


Driver 1: Deceased

Esequiel M. Valadez, male, 54 YOA of Longview, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced by: Judge B.H. Jameson at the scene.


Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling northbound on N. McCann road, just north of George Richey Rd. (FM 2275). Unit 1 failed to drive in a single lane. Unit 1 entered a side skid across the southbound lane after over correcting and entered the left grassy shoulder, causing the vehicle to overturn and collide with a tree.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Wet

Investigated By: Trooper Edgardo Godoy, Longview DPS

1 Comment

  1. Sarah on November 6, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I’m emailing to see if there is anyway to report Gregg county police not doing something about a man pulling a gun in front of/and pointing it at 8-9 different children. Blaming it on the victims family for trying to protect their children. I can give more details if interested.

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