TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Cherokee County Fatal
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 6/09/2022 6:30 AM
Location: FM 23, approximately 3 miles south of Rusk, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 55 mph
Vehicle 1: 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
Driver 1: Deceased
Laura R. Couvillon, female, 53 YOA of Seabrook, TX.
Pronounced by: Judge Rodney Wallace on scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling north on FM 23. Unit 1 failed to drive in a single lane and left the east side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected back onto FM 23, went into a side skid before leaving the east side of the roadway a second time. Unit 1 then rolled onto its right side and struck the tree line.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Devon Lowery, Jacksonville DPS