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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Henderson County Fatal Crash on SH 19

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 3            Number of Injured: 1                  Number killed: 2


Date & Time: 04/18/2023 at 8:44 PM.

County: Henderson.

Location: SH 19 one mile east of Athens, Texas.


Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph.

Weather Condition: Clear.

Road Conditions: Dry.



Vehicle 1: 2011 Infiniti G25.


Driver 1:Deceased.

Dylan Wade Taylor, male, 44 YOA from Athens,Texas.

Seatbelt: No.

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace, Milton K. Adams, on scene.


Vehicle 2: 2003 Toyota Tundra.


Driver 2: Deceased.

Glenn Eric Davisson, male, 60 YOA from Thornton, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes.

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace, Milton K. Adams, on scene.


Vehicle 3: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado.


Driver 3: 

Charles Stephen Holden, male, 79 YOA from Euless, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes.

Transported to UT Health Athens, Texas with non-incapacitating injuries.




Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1 was traveling south on SH 19. Vehicle 2 was traveling north on SH 19.  Vehicle 2 failed to drive in a single lane, traveling into the southbound lane where it struck Vehicle 1.  Vehicle 3 was traveling south on SH 19 and collided with both Vehicle 1 and 2. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated By: Trooper J. Sparkman- DPS Athens


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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