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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash – 12/4/23

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 3          Number of   Injured: 4             Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 12/4/2023 & 12:09 P.M.

County: Smith

Location: State Highway 31 East, west of County Road 246

Speed Limit: 70

Vehicle 1: 2009 Isuzu Truck

Driver 1:

Cameron S. Reeves, male, 18 YOA of Hawkins, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Non-incapacitating injuries, transported to UT Health Hospital in Tyler, Texas.

Passenger: Deceased

Aidan R. Kelley, male, 20 YOA of Chandler, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: JP Curtis Wulf, on scene.

 

Vehicle 2: 2021 Ford F-150

 

 

Driver 2:

Robert T. Pierzchalski, male, 67 YOA of Henderson, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

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

Vehicle 3: 2023 Toyota Tacoma

 

 

Driver 3:

Cory D. Threadgill, male, 40 YOA of Gladewater, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

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

Passenger:

Brandon D. Carpenter, male, 42 YOA of Gladewater, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

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

 

 

Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling west on State Highway 31 East. Vehicles 2 and 3 were both traveling east on State Highway 31. The driver of vehicle 1 failed to drive in a single lane and collided into vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 continued and the driver of vehicle 3 took evasive action into the southern ditch to avoid colliding with vehicle 1 and struck a tree. Vehicle 1 continued into the southern ditch and struck a tree.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper R. Thompson, DPS Tyler

A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/crashReportSearch.htm

Adam Albritton, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Media & Communications / Safety Education

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