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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Panola County Fatal Crash – 7/15/2023

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

Date & Time: 7/15/2023 at 5:06 A.M.

County: Panola

Location: US 79 North, 3.5 miles south of DeBerry, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 65 mph

Vehicle 1: 2018 RAM 1500

Driver 1Deceased

Zackery S. Faris, male, 21 YOA of Lufkin, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: JP Denise Gray, on scene


Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling northeast on US 79 North. The driver of vehicle 1 drove off the roadway to the west and collided with a tree. This investigation is still ongoing.

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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