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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County One Vehicle Fatal Crash – 4/26/23

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

Date & Time: 4/26/2023 & 5:30 P.M.

County: Smith

Location: County Road 285, 5 miles south of Tyler, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 50 mph

Vehicle 1: 1995 Chevrolet Corvette

Driver 1Deceased

Thomas A. Fuller, male, 17 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: JP James Meredith, on scene




Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling east on County Road 285, left the roadway to the south and collided into a tree.

Weather Condition: Raining

Road Conditions: Wet

Investigated By: Trooper D. Appleman, DPS Tyler

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

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