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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash – 7/30/23

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


Date & Time: 7/30/2023 & 4:15 A.M.


County: Smith


Location: US 271, 3.5 miles southwest of Gladewater, Texas


Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph



Vehicle 1: 2019 Dodge Challenger


Driver 1: Deceased

Wilbur L. Myers Jr., male, 30 YOA of Gladewater, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: JP Curtis Wulf, on scene.





Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling northbound on US 271 and veered off the roadway and struck a tree.




Weather Condition: Clear


Road Conditions: Dry


Investigated By: Trooper B. Creech, DPS Tyler


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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