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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Harrison County Fatal Crash 6/12/23 – 2 Vehicles

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2             Number of Injured: 0                    Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 6/12/2023 5:01 A.M.

County: Harrison

Location: Interstate 20, 3 miles west of Waskom, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph



Vehicle 1: 2006 Chrysler Town and Country

Driver 1Deceased

Joshua D. Benz, male, 42 YOA of Grand Saline, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: JP John Oswald, on scene

Vehicle 2: 2004 Freightliner Truck Tractor towing a 1993 Monroe Motors Semi-Trailer

Driver 2:

Kwabena A. Yeboah, male, 42 YOA of Cumming, Georgia.

Seatbelt: Yes

Not injured



Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling west on Interstate 20 and failed to drive in a single lane causing the driver of vehicle 1 to lose control and vehicle 1 to roll on its right side. Vehicle 2 was traveling west on Interstate 20 and collided into vehicle 1 and continued into the center median colliding into the cable barrier.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper S. Grant, DPS Marshall

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

Adam Albritton, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Safety Education / Media & Communications

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