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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Van Zandt County fatal traffic crash

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

Date & Time: October 26, 2023, at 12:45 pm.

County: Van Zandt

Location: US Highway 80, 3 miles east of Grand Saline, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 MPH.

Road Condition: Wet.


Vehicle 1: 2011 Toyota Tundra.

Driver 1:

Shane Douglas Pickering, 37 YOA, from Quitman, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Not injured

Pedestrian:  Deceased.

Autumn Sierra McLane, 23 YOA from Grand Saline, TX.

Pronounced by: J.P. Wade McMillan on scene.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling east on US 80. A pedestrian was in the lane of east US 80. Vehicle 1 took evasive action but struck the pedestrian. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper  J. Sagnibene, DPS – Canton.


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


Chris Williamson, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Safety Education / Media & Communications

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