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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Cooke County Fatality Crash 03/15/23

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


Date & Time: 03/15/23 4:16 AM


County: Anderson


Location: I.H. 35, in the city limits of Gainesville


Posted Speed Limit: 75 mph 


Vehicle 1: 2022 Kenworth T860 towing a semi-trailer



Driver 1

Omar Serna, male, 47 YOA of Mesquite, TX

Seatbelt: Yes


Pedestrian 1: DECEASED

Ozie Beason, male, 38 YOA of Gainesville, TX

Pronounced by Justice of the Peace J. Henry on scene



Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling north on I.H. 35 in Gainesville, Texas. Pedestrian 1 attempted to cross the highway in the path of vehicle 1. This is a ongoing investigation and no more information is available.



Weather Condition: Clear


Road Conditions: Dry


Investigated By: Trooper Chris Glass, Cooke County DPS 


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


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