Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 7/12/2022 9:27 AM
Location: US 69, approximately six miles south of Jacksonville, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph
Vehicle 1: 1995 Buick LeSabre
Vehicle 2: 2021 GMC Sierra towing a trailer.
Driver 1: Deceased
Derrell K. Bobbitt, male, 58 YOA of Alto, TX.
Transported to: Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital – Jacksonville
Pronounced by: Hospital staff.
Jared S. Guerrero, male, 19 YOA of Palestine, TX.
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