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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Harrison County Fatal Crash 10/31/23

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

Date & Time: 10/31/2023 & 5:35 P.M.

County: Harrison

Location: Old Avinger Road, 1 miles east of Ore City, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 35 mph

Vehicle 1: 2020 Nissan Versa

Driver 1Deceased

Lynwood A. Bowland, Jr., male, 76 YOA of Ore City, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: Elaine Cleveland, MD / Afshan Hussain, MD of CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Tyler, on 11/04/2023 at 4:43 P.M.



Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling east on Old Avinger Road and the driver was approaching a curve in the roadway. The driver traveled off the roadway and struck a tree.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper T. Redden, DPS Marshall- North

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

Adam Albritton, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Media & Communications / Safety Education

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