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Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2            Number of Injured: 0                   Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 03/16/2023 at 5:53 PM.
County: Cherokee.
Location: State Highway 135, 5.6 miles southwest of Jacksonville, Texas.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph.
Weather Condition: Clear.
Road Conditions: Dry.

Vehicle 1: 2009 Toyota Corolla.

Vehicle 2: 2011 Chevrolet pickup.

Driver 1: Deceased.
Matthew John Brown, male, 36 YOA from Gilmer, Texas.
Seatbelt: Yes.
Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace, Amber Hood, on scene.
Driver 2:
Tommy Wayne Kerzee, male, 51 YOA from Jacksonville, Texas.
Seatbelt: Yes.
Non-incapacitating injuries: Transported to Christus Trinity Mother Francis, Tyler, TX.

Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1 was traveling north on SH 135. Vehicle 2 was traveling south on SH 135. Vehicle 1 and Vehicle 2 collided head on. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.

Investigated By: Trooper G. Polyard- DPS Jacksonville

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

Sergeant Christopher Williamson
Texas Department of Public Safety

1 Comment

  1. Terry Brown on April 13, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    I miss you Matthew john .your flying with the angels now. God’s got you now. Ilmiss you

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