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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Van Zandt County Fatal Crash on July 3rd 2023

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

Date & Time: 7/03/2023 at 5:30 PM.

County: Van Zandt.

Location: State Highway 64, 1.5 miles north of Myrtle Springs, Texas.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph.

Weather Condition: Clear.

Road Conditions: Dry.

Vehicle 1: 2005 Nissan Sentra

Driver 1:Deceased

Landon Morgan Baxley, male, 17 YOA from Wills Point, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes.

Pronounced By:  Justice of the Peace Don Ashlock, Pct 2, on scene.

Vehicle 2:  2019 International Truck

Driver 2:

Jason Wade Graves, male, 52 YOA from Canton, Texas.

Seatbelt:  Yes.

No injuries were reported.


Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1 was facing west on the shoulder of SH 64. Vehicle 2 was traveling west on SH 64. Vehicle 1 turned when unsafe in front of Vehicle 2. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.

Investigated By: Trooper J. Zaragoza- DPS Canton

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



Sergeant Christopher Williamson

Texas Department of Public Safety

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