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Plane Crash 12/26/23 – Van Zandt County

Edgewood, Texas – Preliminary investigation indicates that on December 26, 2023, at around 6:00 P.M., a civilian aircraft crashed in the area of 114 Private Road 7005, Edgewood, Texas. The plane came to rest, striking a residence at the location and causing minor damage to the home. No one was in the home at the time of the plane crash.

The sole occupant and pilot, identified as Roger D. Turner, 60, of Edgewood, Texas, was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) and the National Transportation Safety Board (N.T.S.B.) are en route to the scene to conduct their investigation.

Texas State Troopers are providing security at the crash site. At this time, there is no danger to the general public. Further media inquiries should be directed to the F.A.A. or the N.T.S.B.


Adam Albritton, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Media & Communications / Safety Education

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