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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Lamar County Fatal

Texas Department of Public Safety

 

Number of Vehicles in Crash:   2         Number of Injured: 0                  Number killed: 4

Date & Time: Friday June 21, 2023, 10:55 a.m.

County: Lamar

Location: US Highway 271 at Farm to Market 2648, 2 miles south of Powderly, Texas.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph

 

Vehicle 1: 2000 Peterbuilt towing a trailer.

Driver:

Clarence Fowler, 84 YOA, of Valiant, OK

Seat Belt Worn: Yes

Not Injured

Vehicle 2: 2013 Toyota Highlander

 

Driver: Deceased

Mary K Cooper, 48 YOA, of Hugo, OK

Seat Belt Worn: Yes

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Tim Risinger on scene

Passenger: Deceased

Janet K Carter, 61 YOA, of Durant, OK

Seat Belt Worn: Yes

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Tim Risinger on scene

Passenger: Deceased

Koolasha U Green, 18 YOA, of Hugo, OK

Seat Belt Worn: Yes

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Tim Risinger on scene

Passenger: Deceased

Male Juvenile, 16 YOA, of Hugo, OK

Seat Belt Worn: Yes

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Tim Risinger on scene

Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was westbound on FM 2648. Unit 2 was south bound on US 271. Vehicle 1 failed to yield the right of way to vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 went under the trailer of Vehicle 1. The crash remains under investigation and no additional is currently available.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper A Steel, THP Paris.

A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/crashReportSearch.htm

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Gregg Williams, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Media Communications/ Safety Education

Drug Recognition Expert/SFST Instructor

North Texas Region

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