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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Van Zandt County Nov 25, 2023 fatal crash

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

Date & Time: November 25, 2023, at 1:10 am.

County: Van Zandt

Location: State Highway 64, 2 miles northwest of Myrtle Springs, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2001 Chevrolet Suburban.

Driver 1: Deceased

Kody Pounds, 22 YOA, from Emory, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced by: J.P. Don Ashlock on scene.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling west on SH 64. Vehicle 1 failed to drive in a single lane, traveling into the southwest ditch. Vehicle 1  crossed over a private driveway and struck a tree. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper J. Rhodes, 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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