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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – December 12, 2023 Cherokee County fatal crash on US 84

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

Date & Time: December 12, 2023, at 8:15 pm.

County: Cherokee

Location: US Highway 84, 10 miles west of Rusk, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2006 Toyota Camry.

Driver 1: Deceased

Ruben Lundgren, 23 YOA, from Jacksonville, TX.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced by: J.P. Rodney Wallace on scene,

Vehicle 2: 2021 GMC Terrain.

Driver 2:

Shinnitta Foreman, 46 YOA from Rusk, TX

Seatbelt: No

Transported to UT Health Jacksonville, TX


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1 was traveling east on US 84. Vehicle 2 was traveling west on US 84. Vehicle 1 crossed into the eastbound lanes, striking Vehicle 2. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper R. Metzig, DPS – Jacksonville.


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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