TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Fatal Crash in Van Zandt County
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 11/30/2022 at 8:05 P.M.
County: Van Zandt
Location: US 80, 1 mile east of Wills Point, Texas
Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph
Vehicle 1: 2014 Ford Focus
Vehicle 2: 2013 Freightliner Truck Tractor towing a 2006 Wabash Semi-trailer
Driver 1: Deceased
Teresa R. Reyes, female, 57 YOA of Wills Point, Texas
Transported to Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Canton, Texasand pronounced by Dr. Tony Balda at 9:42 P.M.
Antoka K. Idris, male, 49 YOA of Spokane, Washington
Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling east on US 80 in the right lane of travel. Vehicle 2 was traveling westbound on US 80 and attempting to make a left turn into a private drive. Vehicle 1 failed to control its speed colliding with the trailer of Vehicle 2. The driver of vehicle 1 was later determined to watching a movie on her cell phone at the time of the crash.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper J. Rhodes, DPS Canton
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link: https://cris.dot.state.
Sergeant Adam Albritton
Texas Department of Public Safety
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