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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Rusk County Pedestrian Fatal Crash on State Highway 42

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


Date & Time: 03/30/2023 at 7:47 PM.

County: Rusk.

Location: State Highway 42, 1 mile north of New London, Texas.


Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph.

Weather Condition: Clear.

Road Conditions: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2000 Lincoln Town car.



Pedestrian: Deceased

Alicen Blanchard Akin, female, 30 YOA from Overton, Texas.

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Pat McCrory, on scene.


Driver Vehicle 1: 

Samuel Delano Roy, male, 64 YOA from Arp, Texas.

Seatbelt: Unknown.




Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1 was traveling north on SH 42. The pedestrian was in the middle SH 42 and was struck by Vehicle 1. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated By: Trooper E. Ramirez- DPS Henderson


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




Sergeant Christopher Williamson

Texas Department of Public Safety


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