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
Location: US 69, approximately five miles south of Rusk, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph
Vehicle 1: 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Driver 1: Deceased
Santiago N. Torres-Martinez, male, 21 YOA of Alto, TX.
Pronounced by: Judge Tony Johnson
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