Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 6/07/2022 5:51 AM
Location: SH 31, approximately 0.5 miles northeast of Kilgore, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 65 mph
Vehicle 1: 2020 Volvo Truck-tractor towing a semi-trailer
Vehicle 2: 1999 Toyota Solara
Homer J. Cotton III, male, 41 YOA of Henderson, TX.
Tiffany H. Lauderdale, female, 40 YOA of Lufkin, TX.
Jose de Jesus L. Izaguirre, male, 31 YOA of Longview, TX.
Pronounced by: Judge Talyn Carlson at the scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 and towed trailer were stopped at a yield sign on SH 31 facing northeast attempting to turn onto the entrance ramp for IH 20. Unit 2 was traveling southwest on SH 31 with the right of way. Driver of Unit 1 failed to yield right-of-way and turned in front of Unit 2 causing a collision. Unit 2 went partially under the towed trailer.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Jacob Roche, Longview DPS