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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash – 9/9/2023

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

Date & Time: 9/9/2023 & 7:18 A.M.

County: Smith

Location: County Road 413, 2.6 miles northwest of Tyler, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 40 mph

Vehicle 1: 2002 GMC Envoy

Driver 1: Deceased

Austin W. Winters, male, 24 YOA of Ben Wheeler, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: JP Jon Johnson, on scene.



Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling south on County Road 413. The driver of vehicle 1 drove off the roadway and struck a culvert and a metal pole fence.


Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper R. Thompson, DPS Tyler

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

Adam Albritton, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Media & Communications / Safety Education

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