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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Anderson County fatal crash on December 23, 2023

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

Date & Time: December 23, 2023, at 3:25 pm.

County: Anderson

Location: US Highway 79, 1 mile northeast of Neches, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 MPH.

Road Condition: Wet.


Vehicle 1: 2008 Kia Optima.

Driver 1: Deceased

Nittin Mittal, 34, YOA from Waco, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced by: J.P. Tammy Lightfoot on scene.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling northeast on US 79. Vehicle 1 failed to drive in a single lane, crossing into the opposite lane, and the driver overcorrected, traveling into the ditch and struck a tree. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper B. Germeroth, DPS – Palestine.


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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