TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY -Van Zandt County Fatal Crash on May 19 2023
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 2 Number Killed: 1
Date & Time: 5/19/2023 at 1:20 PM.
County: Van Zandt.
Location: Intersection of Farm to Market 90 and Farm to market 47, 11 miles southwest of Canton, Texas.
Posted Speed Limit: 55 mph.
Weather Condition: Cloudy.
Road Conditions: Dry.
Vehicle 1: 2017 Dodge Ram pickup.
Miguel Angel Castro-Govea, male, 31 YOA from Crowley, Texas.
Non-incapacitating injuries: Transported to Christus Trinity Mother Frances, Canton, Texas.
Vehicle 2: 2017 Nissan Titan pickup.
Tara Lynn Wright-Berry, female, 48 YOA from Canton, Texas.
Non-Incapacitating injuries: Transported to Christus Trinity Mother Frances, Canton, Texas.
Passenger Vehicle 2: Deceased
Thomas Berry, male, 8 YOA from Canton, Texas.
Pronounced by: Dr. Van Horn, Children’s Hospital, Dallas, Texas.
Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1 was traveling east on FM 90 approaching the intersection of FM 47. Vehicle 2 was traveling south on FM 47. Vehicle 1 failed to stop at the STOP sign at the intersection of FM 90 and FM 47, striking Vehicle 2 on the passenger side. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.
Investigated By: Trooper J. Cosper- DPS Canton
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days.
On 5/19/23, the defendant-Miguel Castro-Govea, was driving his 2017 Dodge Ram Truck, east on FM 90 approaching FM 47. The defendant disregarded the stop sign at the intersection of FM 90 at FM 47. The defendant drove into the intersection and struck a Nissan Titan.
Miguel Castro-Govea was arrested and charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide, a State Jail Felony, and placed in the Van Zandt County Jail, where he was booked in without incident.
Sergeant Christopher Williamson
Texas Department of Public Safety