TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1 Number of Injured: 1 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 12/28/2022 6:35 P.M.
Location: US 80, .5 mile east of Mineola, Texas
Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph
Vehicle 1: 2003 Toyota Camry
Jacob C. Batchelder, male, 30 YOA of Mineola, Texas.
Incapacitating injuries, transported to UT Health in Quitman, Texas
Justin K. Fitzgerald, male, 30 YOA of Mineola, Texas
Pronounced By: Dr. David Villarreal of UT Health Hospital in Tyler, Texas, at 8:13 P.M.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was fleeing from police on foot and ran into the lanes of travel on US 80 and was struck by Vehicle 1.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper S. Waterman, DPS Mineola
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/crashReportSearch.htm
Adam Albritton, Sergeant
Texas Department of Public Safety
Media Communications / Safety Education
North Texas Region