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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Harrison County Fatal Crash 1/30/23 (Vehicle v. Pedestrian)




Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1            Number of Injured: 0                    Number killed: 1


Date & Time: 01/30/2023 & 07:10 P.M.


County: Harrison


Location: Interstate 20, .1 mile west of Waskom, Texas


Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph


Vehicle 1: 2020 Freightliner Truck Tractor towing a Utility Trailer



Driver 1:

James B. Ford, male, 56 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

No injuries reported



Pedestrian: Deceased

Hunter J. Dorram, male, 23 YOA of Grand Prairie, Texas

Pronounced By: JP John Oswalt, on scene




Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling westbound on Interstate 20. According to footage from the dash camera located in vehicle 1, the pedestrian ran into the roadway on the westbound side from the median, and was struck with the front left side of vehicle 1.



Weather Condition: Raining


Road Conditions: Wet


Investigated By: Trooper J. Hargett, DPS Marshall


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



Adam Albritton, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Safety Education / Media & Communications


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