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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash – 4/25/23

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

Date & Time: 04/25/2023 & 7:55 A.M.

County: Smith

Location: State Highway 64 at the intersection of County Road 212,

2 miles east of Tyler, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

Vehicle 1: 2009 Crane Carrier (Garbage Truck)

Driver 1:

Thomas E. Graham, male, 47 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Not injured


Kevin H. Graham, male, 43 YOA of Tyler, Texas

Seatbelt: No

Non-incapacitating injuries, transported to UT Health Main Hospital in Tyler, Texas


Daniel A. Hiett, male, 54 YOA of Tyler, Texas

Seatbelt: No

Not injured


Vehicle 2: 2009 Buick Enclave


Driver 2: Deceased

Frank J. Addison, male, 69 YOA of Laneville, Texas

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: JP Meredith, on scene






Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was stopped on County Road 212 at the intersection of State Highway 64. Vehicle 2 was traveling west on State Highway 64. Vehicle 1 attempted to turn west onto State Highway 64 and failed to yield the right of way to vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 collided with vehicle 1 on State Highway 64.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Corporal K. Lybrand, DPS Tyler

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

Adam Albritton, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

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