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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Rusk County Fatal Crash on May 20, 2023

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


Date & Time: 5/20/2023 at 12:25 AM.

County: Rusk.

Location: County Road 3185, 3 miles east of Mt Enterprise, Texas.


Posted Speed Limit: 55 mph.

Weather Condition: Clear.

Road Conditions: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2000 Buick LeSabre.



Driver 1: Deceased

Patrick Demond Caldwell, male, 36 YOA from Nacogdches, Texas.

Seatbelt: UNK

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace, Shannon Berley, on scene




Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1 was traveling west on CR 3185 at an unsafe speed. Vehicle 1 left the roadway striking a tree on the driver side and caught fire. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated By: Trooper F. Ricardo- DPS Henderson


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




Sergeant Christopher Williamson

Texas Department of Public Safety


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