TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Fatality Crash in Fannin County
Date & Time: January 16, 2023, at 6:15 p.m.
Location: State Highway 78 near FM-1396
Posted Speed Limit: 70 MPH Weather: Clear/Cloudy Road Condition: Dry.
Vehicle 1: 2021 Kubota Tractor towing a homemade trailer.
Nicolas Gamez Santana, male, 60 YOA, from Bonham, TX.
Vehicle 2: 1998 Peterbilt towing a semi-trailer.
Driver: Not injured.
William Bailey Isham, male, 65 YOA, from Greenville, TX.
Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling southbound on State Highway 78 without displaying any emblems, reflective material, or lighting as required. The driver of vehicle 1 slowed down to make a left turn. The driver of vehicle 2 did not see vehicle 1 or its trailer and struck vehicle 1’s trailer from behind. Post impact, vehicle 1 rolled over, and the driver ejected. The driver of vehicle 1 was pronounced deceased at the scene. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.
Investigated by: Trooper A. Crittenden, DPS – Cooper.
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/CrashReportSearch.htm
Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant
Texas Department of Public Safety
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