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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Rusk County fatal traffic crash on October 28, 2023

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

Date & Time: October 28, 2023, at 9:48 pm.

County: Rusk

Location: Farm to Market 2867, 5 miles southeast of Henderson, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2016 Ford F150 Pickup.

Driver 1: Deceased

Travis Phillips, 25 YOA, from Carthage, TX.

Seatbelt: Unknown

Pronounced by: J.P. 3 Shannon Burkley on scene.


Clark Neuman, 25 YOA from Carthage, Texas

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-incapacitating injuries: transported to U.T. Health, Henderson, Texas


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling east on FM 2867 when Vehicle 1 failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. Vehicle 1 left the roadway to the south with Vehicle 1 driver overcorrecting back left. Vehicle 1 left the north side of the roadway rolling, where it struck a utility pole and tree. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper T. Clifton, DPS – Henderson.


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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