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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Palo Pinto County Fatality Crash 05-23-23



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

Date & Time: 05/23/23 11:20 AM

County: Palo Pinto

Location: State Highway 16, 12 miles west of Graford

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

Vehicle 1: 2011 Peterbilt Truck

Driver 1Deceased

William Jacob Smith, male, 29 YOA of Iowa Park, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes


Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling north on SH 16. Vehicle 1 drove off the east side of the roadway, overcorrected, lost control, and rolled over. The investigation is ongoing, and there is no further information.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper Travis Alewine, Palo Pinto County DPS

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

Sergeant William Lockridge

Texas Department of Public Safety

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