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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Cherokee County Fatal Crash October 28, 2023

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


Date & Time: October 28, 2023, at 9:00 pm.

County: Cherokee

Location: State Highway 21, 5 miles west of Alto, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Driver 1:

Marga Skinner Johnson, 71YOA, from Alto, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Transported to Mother Frances in Jacksonville, TX



Vehicle 2: 2007 Honda (ATV).

Driver 2: Deceased.

Ronterreal Mumphrey, 36 YOA from Alto, TX.

Pronounced by: Dr. Records at UT Health, Tyler, TX.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling southwest on SH 21., and vehicle 2 (ATV) turned onto SH 21 west. Vehicle 1 driver had impaired visibility and could not clearly see vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 struck Vehicle 2 in the rear, ejecting the driver of Vehicle 2. 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           



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Chris Williamson, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Safety Education / Media & Communications

3030 S US Hwy 287  Corsicana, Texas 75109

Office: 903 872-5633 Ext 14223

Cell: 940 327-9122



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