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Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2             Number of Injured: 0                    Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 7/12/2022   9:27 AM

County: Cherokee

Location: US 69, approximately six miles south of Jacksonville, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

Vehicle 1: 1995 Buick LeSabre

Vehicle 22021 GMC Sierra towing a trailer.

Driver 1Deceased

Derrell K. Bobbitt, male, 58 YOA of Alto, TX.

Seatbelt: No

Transported to: Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital – Jacksonville

Pronounced by: Hospital staff.

Driver 2:

Jared S. Guerrero, male, 19 YOA of Palestine, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes


Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling north on US 69 in the outside lane. Unit 2 and towed trailer were traveling north in front of Unit 1. Unit 1 failed to control its speed and struck the back left of the towed trailer, with its front right in attempt to change from the outside to inside lane. Unit 1 traveled into the cement divider with its front left and side.  Unit 1 then traveled east across both lanes and struck the embankment with its front/ front right and overturned on the left side onto its top.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper Devon Lowery, Jacksonville DPS

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