TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Johnson County Fatal
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 1 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 04/24/23 10:36 AM
Location: S.H. 171, 5 miles west of Rio Vista.
Posted Speed Limit: 65 mph
Vehicle 1: 2020 Chevrolet Equinox
Vehicle 2: 2016 Ford Transit
Driver 1: Deceased
Mary Patterson, female, 61 YOA of Grandview, TX.
Pronounced by: Tony Occhipinti, Paramedic, on scene.
Warren Howell, male, 41 YOA of Denison, TX.
Non-incapacitating injuries, transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist, Fort Worth.
Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling south on SH 171. Vehicle 1 veered into the northbound lanes and struck vehicle 2. The investigation is ongoing.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Bobby Hogue, Johnson County DPS
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/crashReportSearch.htm
Sergeant William Lockridge
Texas Department of Public Safety