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Texas Department of Public Safety – Smith County Fatal Crash 12/14/2022

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1   Number of Injured: 1  Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 12/14/2022 & 5:40 A.M.

County: Smith

Location: County Road 384, 4.6 miles northeast of Tyler, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 50 mph

Vehicle 1: 2015 GMC Sierra

Driver 1:

Guillermo Zuniga, Jr., male, 23 YOA of Longview, Texas

Seatbelt: Yes

Incapacitating injuries, transported to UT Health in Tyler, Texas

Passenger: Deceased

Carlos Tello Parrà, male, 33 YOA of Longview, Texas

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: JP James Meredith, on scene




Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling northbound on County Road 384. Vehicle 1 left the roadway and struck a tree. The investigation is still ongoing.

Weather Condition: Raining

Road Conditions: Wet

Investigated By: Trooper K. Coffer, DPS Tyler

A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link:

Adam Albritton, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Media Communications / Safety Education

North Texas Region

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