Number of Vehicles in Crash: 3 Number of Injured: 2 Number Killed: 1
Date & Time: October 10, 2023, at 8:15 p.m.
Location: FM-51 at FM-2123.
Posted Speed Limit: 70 MPH.
Road Condition: Dry.
Vehicle 1: 2015 Buick Verano.
Ronda Spain, 67-YOA from Decatur, TX.
Non-incapacitating injuries: Transported to Wise Health System.
Vehicle 2: 2001 Harley Davidson.
Driver 2: Deceased.
Dennis Tichavsky, 21-YOA from Azle, TX.
Pronounced by the Wise Health System medical staff.
Vehicle 3: 2019 Ram 2500.
Rebekak Markham, 30-YOA from Boyd, TX.
Non-incapacitating injuries: Not transported.
Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicles 1 and 2 were traveling northbound on FM-51, vehicle 1 behind vehicle 2. The driver of vehicle 2 attempted to make a left turn and was rear-ended by vehicle 1. Vehicle 3 then struck vehicle 2. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.
Investigated by: Trooper E. Atkins, DPS – Decatur.
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days
Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant
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