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

Date & Time: 3/26/2023 & 6:15 P.M.

County: Wood

Location: FM 779, 4 miles southwest of Quitman, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

Vehicle 1: 2017 Ford Fusion

Vehicle 2: 1996 Ford Bronco

Driver 1Deceased

Frances H. Williams, female, 69 YOA of Quitman, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: JP Jerry Parker, on scene



Driver 2:

Micayla R. Kolb, female, 17 YOA of Alba, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Incapacitating Injuries: Transported to UT Health Hospital in Quitman, Texas




Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 2 was traveling west on FM 779 and vehicle 1 was traveling east on FM 779. Vehicle 2 traveled into the oncoming lane and collided with vehicle 1 head on. This investigation is still ongoing.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper B. Love, DPS Winnsboro

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

Coverage Area: Smith, Rains, Wood, Camp, Upshur,

Gregg, Marion, Harrison and Panola counties.



  1. Marybernadette Sunshine on March 27, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    This is not true!!! Micayla WAS WEARING HER SESTBELT!!! And she PASSED AWAY! I was there in the room when she passed witnessing her families DEVASTATION!! STOP REPORTING BEFORE YOU HAVE THE FACTS!!!!

    • Editor on March 28, 2023 at 3:50 am

      Adam Albritton of the DPS is the person who authored this. His email address is if you want to reach out to him for a correction.

  2. SC on April 1, 2023 at 10:11 am

    I read a report somewhere she was on her phone aka distracted driving?

    • R leutwyler on April 2, 2023 at 8:47 pm

      In the end, what matters most is not who was responsible, but that lives were lost. Hopefully we all learn from whatever mistakes were made without making judgements, but rather having empathy.

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