TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 1 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 8/17/2022 4:50 PM
Location: FM 346, approximately 4 miles west of Whitehouse, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph
Vehicle 1: 2013 Hyundai Tucson
Vehicle 2: 2004 Toyota RAV4
Driver 1: Deceased
Molly L. Reck, female, 18 YOA of Tyler, TX.
Pronounced by: Judge Shamburger on scene.
Female, 16 YOA of Tyler, TX.
Transported to: UT Health East Texas – Tyler in stable condition.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was eastbound on FM 346; Unit 2 was westbound on same roadway. Unit 2 left the roadway to the right, overcorrected and crossed into the eastbound lane. Unit 2 struck Unit 1.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Fidel Cedillo, Tyler DPS
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/crashReportSearch.htm
Jean M. Dark, MPIO
Texas Department of Public Safety
Sergeant Media & Communications