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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – 10.10.2023 Fatality Crash in Wise County

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 3            Number of Injured: 2                    Number Killed: 1

Date & Time: October 10, 2023, at 8:15 p.m.

County: Wise.

Location: FM-51 at FM-2123.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2015 Buick Verano.

Driver 1:

Ronda Spain, 67-YOA from Decatur, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes.

Non-incapacitating injuries: Transported to Wise Health System.

Vehicle 2: 2001 Harley Davidson.

Driver 2: Deceased.

Dennis Tichavsky, 21-YOA from Azle, TX.

Helmet: Yes.

Pronounced by the Wise Health System medical staff.

Vehicle 3: 2019 Ram 2500.

Driver 3:

Rebekak Markham, 30-YOA from Boyd, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes.

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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