Number of Vehicles in Crash: 3 Number of Injured: 0 Number Killed: 1
Date & Time: 05/31/2023 at 3:06 PM.
Location: State Highway 19, one mile south of Athens, Texas.
Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph.
Weather Condition: Cloudy.
Road Conditions: Dry.
Vehicle 1: 2005 Chevrolet Uplander.
Driver 1: Deceased.
Gerald Patrick Rist, male, 59 YOA from Dallas, Texas.
Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace, Milton Adams, on scene.
Vehicle 2: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado
Andrew Austin Scott, male, 24 YOA from Log Cabin, Texas.
Vehicle 3: 2014 Ford Escape
Alyssa Bailey Jennings, female, 16 YOA from Athens, Texas.
Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 3 was travelling south on SH 19 behind Vehicle 1. Vehicle 2 was traveling north on SH 19. Vehicle 1 traveled into the northbound lane, striking Vehicle 2. After first collision Vehicle 3 struck Vehicle 1. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.