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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: 7/16/2022   7:50 PM

County: Cherokee

Location: US 69, approximately five miles south of Rusk, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph

Vehicle 1: 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe

Driver 1Deceased

Santiago N. Torres-Martinez, male, 21 YOA of Alto, TX.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced by: Judge Tony Johnson

Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling south on US 69 when for an unknown reason, Unit 1 traveled into the center median, overcorrected to the right, crossed the southbound lanes before leaving the roadway to the right where it struck a tree.  The unrestrained driver was pronounced at the scene.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper David Ford, Jacksonville DPS

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