Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 03/05/23 & 5:24 PM.
Location: FM 315, 6.5 miles South of Chandler.
Posted Speed Limit: 55 mph.
Weather Condition: Clear.
Road Conditions: Dry.
Vehicle 1: 2007 Yamaha Virago (MC).
Vehicle 2: 2012 Kia Optima.
Driver 1: Deceased.
Louie Bell Russell, male, 56 YOA of Ben Wheeler, TX.
Helmet Worn: No.
Pronounced by: Dr. Austin Eagleton, UT Health Tyler, TX.
Christian Edgerton, male, 45 YOA of Chandler, TX.
Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling north, and Vehicle 2 was traveling south on FM 315. Vehicle 1, traveling at an unsafe speed, failed to drive in a single lane around a curve and struck vehicle 2 in the southbound lane. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.
Investigated By: Trooper T. Lummus, DPS Athens.
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days.
Chris Williamson, Sergeant
Texas Department of Public Safety
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