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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash – 4/26/2023

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 4          Number of   Injured: 2                Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 4/26/2023 & 2:00 P.M.

County: Smith

Location: Interstate 20, 3 miles west of Lindale, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 75 mph

Vehicle 1: 2020 Volvo Truck Tractor towing a 2020 Cottrell semi-trailer

Driver 1Deceased

Otabek T. Mamadaliev, male, 50 YOA of Newburgh, New York.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: Dr. Eagleton of UT Health Main Hospital in Tyler, Texas.

Vehicle 2: 2013 Freightliner Truck Tractor towing a 2019 Wabash semi-trailer

Driver 2:

Randy J. Rankins, male, 54 YOA of Statesville, North Carolina.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-Incapacitating Injuries: Transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances, Tyler, Texas



Vehicle 3: 2019 Freightliner Truck Tractor towing a 2021 Great Dane semi-trailer


Driver 3:

Jared L. Williams, male, 60 YOA of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Seatbelt: Yes

Not injured

Vehicle 4: 2009 Hyundai Sonata

Driver 4:

Beth F. Knox, female, 56 YOA of Lindale, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-Incapacitating Injuries: Transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Lindale, Texas




A preliminary investigation indicates that vehicles 1-4 were traveling westbound on Interstate 20. Vehicle 1 collided with the rear of vehicles 2, 3, and 4.

Weather Condition: Raining

Road Conditions: Wet

Investigated By: Trooper B. Creech, 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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