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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Cherokee County fatal traffic crash

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

Date & Time: 08/07/2023 at 10:17 PM.

County: Cherokee.

Location: US Highway 175, 2 miles southwest of Cuney, Texas.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph.

Weather Condition: Clear.

Road Conditions: Dry.

Vehicle 1: 2015 Dodge Journey.

Driver 1Deceased.

Dalaven Dashad Baker, male, 29 YOA from Frankston, Texas.

Seatbelt: No.

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Phillip Grimes, on scene


Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1 was traveling south on US 175. Vehicle 1 failed to drive in a single lane. Vehicle 1 driver overcorrected and traveled off the roadway, rolling several times, ejecting the driver. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.

Investigated By: Trooper D. Lowery- DPS Jacksonville

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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