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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash 2/22/23

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

Date & Time: 2/22/2023 & 4:45 A.M.

County: Smith

Location: County Road 431, 3 miles north of Lindale, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

Vehicle 1: 2018 Toyota Corolla

Driver 1Deceased

Elizabeth C. Hare, female, 44 YOA of Brownsboro, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: JP Jon Johnson, on scene




Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling northbound on County Road 431. Vehicle 1 left the roadway to the east colliding with a guardrail, causing Vehicle 1 to overturn into a nearby creek.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Corporal C. Wade, DPS Tyler

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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