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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Hood County Press Release. Fatal Crash. 06-01-23



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

Date & Time: 06/01/23 2:22 PM

County: Hood

Location: F.M. 4, 3 miles east of Acton

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

Vehicle 1: 2017 Ford Expedition

Driver 1:  Injured

Taylor Mae Palmer, female, 27 YOA of Godley, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Serious Injuries and transported to Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, TX.

Passenger: Deceased

Brandon Carroll Palmer, male, 33 YOA of Godley, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced deceased on scene by Justice of the Peace Stephen Barnett

Vehicle 22019 Ford F350

Driver 2:

Logan Dean Sifford, male, 34 YOA of Cleburne, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Not injured.


Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling east on FM 4 behind a slow moving semi-truck. Vehicle 1 attempted to pass the semi-truck in a no passing zone on a hill. As vehicle 1 was passing, vehicle 2 crested the hill traveling west. Vehicle 1 attempted to turn left. Vehicle 2 struck vehicle 1 in the front right passenger area. The investigation is ongoing.

 Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper Robert Anderson, Hood County DPS

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

William Lockridge

Sergeant, Safety Education and Media / Communications

North Texas Region

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