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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Panola County Fatal Crash – 6/13/23

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

Date & Time: 6/13/2023 @ 10:50 P.M.

County: Panola

Location: FM 2517, 8.4 miles northwest of Carthage, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph

Vehicle 1: 2012 Kenworth truck tractor towing a 2019 Tankcraft semi-trailer

Driver 1Deceased

Joshua G. Parker, male, 37 YOA of Carthage, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: JP Denise Gray, on scene


Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling westbound FM 2517 and drove off the roadway, rolling over into the ditch.


Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper K. Bullock, DPS Carthage

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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