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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash – 12/2/23

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2          Number of   Injured: 1             Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 12/2/2023 & 11:50 A.M.

County: Smith

Location: Toll Road 49, west of County Road 178 (Old Jacksonville Highway)

Vehicle 1: 2005 Mazda Tribute

Driver 1Deceased

Dilissa N. Flores, female, 32 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: JP Andy Dunklin, on scene.



Vehicle 2: 2022 Toyota Rav4



Driver 2:

Zayra Borja, female, 17 YOA of Chandler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-incapacitating injuries, transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Tyler, Texas.




Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling west on Toll Road 49. Vehicle 2 was entering onto Toll Road 49 from the eastbound entrance ramp. The driver of vehicle 2 made an illegal U-Turn causing vehicle 1 to collide into vehicle 2. This investigation in on-going no further information at this time.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper J. LeBlanc, DPS Tyler

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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