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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Wood County Fatal Crash – 11/7/2023

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


Date & Time: 11/7/2023 & 6:18 P.M.


County: Wood


Location: FM Road 515, less than a mile east of County Road 1973



Vehicle 1: 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle



Driver 1Deceased

Jeffrey P. Walls, Jr., male, 50 YOA of Big Sandy, Texas.

Helmet: No

Pronounced By: JP Tony Gilbreath, on scene.





Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling west on FM Road 515 when it collided with a deer in the roadway.


Weather Condition: Clear


Road Conditions: Dry


Investigated By: Trooper T. Garcia


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


Coverage Area: Camp, Gregg, Harrison, Marion,

Panola, Rains, Smith, Upshur, and Wood counties.


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