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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2             Number of Injured: 4                    Number killed: 2

Date & Time: 7/5/2022   5:10 PM

County: Smith

Location: SH 64W, approximately five miles southwest of Tyler, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

Vehicle 1: 2003 GMC Envoy

Vehicle 22007 Freightliner M2

Driver 1:

Chasity B. Head, female, 32 YOA of Tyler, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Transported to: UT Health East Texas – Tyler in serious condition.

Passenger:

Christopher L. Graham, 30 YOA of Tyler, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Transported to: UT Health East Texas – Tyler in stable condition.

Passenger: Deceased

Female, 13 YOA of Tyler, TX.

Seatbelt: No

Transported to: Childrens Health Medical Center – Dallas.

Pronounced by: Hospital staff on 7/08/2022.

Passenger: Deceased

Male, 8 YOA of Tyler, TX.

Seatbelt: No

Transported to: Childrens Health Medical Center – Dallas.

Pronounced by: Hospital staff on 7/12/2022.

Passenger:

Male, 11 YOA of Tyler, TX.

Seatbelt: No

Transported to: Childrens Health Medical Center – Dallas in serious condition.

Passenger:

Male, 16 YOA of Fruitvale, TX.

Seatbelt: No

Transported to: UT Health East Texas – Tyler in serious condition.

Driver 2:

Trebias L. Gray, male, 22 of Tyler, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Passenger:

Bryan L. Lee, male, 20 of Tyler, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling north on FM 2661. Driver of Unit 2 was traveling east on SH 64 W. Driver of Unit 1 failed to yield the right of way to Unit 2 and was struck on the driver’s side.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper Ryan Thompson, Tyler DPS

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