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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Johnson County Fatal Crash 05-03-23



Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2             Number of Injured: 0                   Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 05/03/2023 3:01 PM

County: Johnson

Location: FM 916, 0.78 southwest of Rio Vista

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

Vehicle 1: 2014 Ford Focus

Vehicle 22007 Sterling LT8500

Driver 1Deceased

Jon Albright, male, 52 YOA of Rio Vista, TX.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced by: Paramedic Jack Cates. Contact American Medical Response for further qualifications and identification. Deceased was transferred to the Tarrant County Medical Examiners Office.

Driver 2:

Gary Ahrens, male, 49 YOA of Joshua, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes


Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling east on FM916, and vehicle 2 was traveling west. Vehicle 2 slowed to make a left turn. For an unknown reason, vehicle 1 swerved into the westbound lanes and struck vehicle 2. This is an ongoing investigation, and no further details are available at this time.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper Tyler Richardson, Johnson County DPS

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

Sergeant William Lockridge

Texas Department of Public Safety

Cell – 214-903-3043

William Lockridge

Sergeant, Safety Education and Media / Communications

North Texas Region

Johnson, Ellis, Tarrant, Parker, Hood, Somervell, Erath, Palo Pinto

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