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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – 9.1.2023 Fatal Crash in Fannin County

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

Date & Time: September 1, 2023, at 9:40 p.m.

County: Fannin.

Location: State Highway 78, 0.5 miles south of Bailey, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 55 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2023 Ford F150.

Driver 1:

Rodger Reed, 54 YOA from Leonard, TX.

Seatbelt: Unknown.

Not injured

Pedestrian: Deceased.

Kenneth Duckworth, 87 YOA.

Pronounced by Justice of the Peace Bob Clemons.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates the pedestrian was walking northbound along the edge of the pavement in a non-lighted area when he was struck by vehicle 1. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper T. Henry, DPS – Paris.


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




Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant

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