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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash – 12/27/2023

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

Date & Time: 12/27/2023 & 3:24 A.M.

County: Smith

Location: County Road 220, 6 miles east of Tyler, Texas.

Posted Speed Limit: 40 mph

Vehicle 1: 2020 Hyundai Tucson


Driver 1Deceased

(Minor), male, 11 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: JP James Meredith, on scene



Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling west on County Road 220, lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. This is an open investigation and no other information will be available at this time.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper W. Hults, DPS Tyler

A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link:

Adam Albritton, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Media & Communications / Safety Education

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