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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Panola County Fatal Crash

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2          Number of   Injured: 0              Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 12/8/2023 & 12:13 A.M.

County: Panola

Location: US Highway 59, 1 mile north of Carthage, Texas.

Posted Speed Limit: 65 mph

Vehicle 1: 2021 Kenworth Truck Tractor towing double trailers

Driver 1:

Arnold R. Ruiz, male, 34 YOA of Houston, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Not injured

 

 

Vehicle 2: 2009 Nissan Murano

 

 

Driver 2: Deceased

James M. Browning, male, 21 YOA of Marshall, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: JP Toni Hughes, on scene.

 

 

Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling northbound on US Highway 59. Vehicle 2 was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes US Highway 59 and collided head-on with vehicle 1.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper R. Matlock, DPS Carthage

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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