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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – 11.12.2023 Fatality Crash in Cooke County

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2            Number of Injured: 0                    Number Killed: 2

Date & Time: November 12, 2023, at 6:15 p.m.

County: Cooke

Location: FM-922 and County Road 215.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2023 Harley Davidson FLT (Motorcycle)

Driver 1: Deceased.

Robert Kemp, 45-YOA from Valley View, TX.

Helmet: Yes.


Passenger: Deceased.

Heather Kemp, 43-YOA from Valley View, TX.

Helmet: Yes.

Vehicle 2: 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

Driver 2:

William Hawk, 61-YOA from Collinsville, TX

Seatbelt: Yes.

Not injured.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling westbound on FM-922, and vehicle 2 was traveling southbound on County Road 215. The driver of vehicle 2 failed to yield the right-of-way at the stop sign and collided with vehicle 1. The driver and passenger of vehicle 1 were pronounced deceased at the scene. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper C. Glass, DPS – Gainesville.


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


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