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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Anderson County US 175 fatal crash

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

Date & Time: January 01, 2024, at 11:43 pm.

County: Anderson

Location: US Highway 175, Frankston, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 55 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2023 Chevrolet Blazer.

Driver 1: Deceased

Kristen Dehart, 35 YOA, of Pine Bluff, TX.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced by: J.P. Gary Thomas on scene.

Vehicle 2: 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup.

Driver 2:

Jonathan Puig, 27 YOA of Miami, FL.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-incapacitating injuries: Treated at the scene and released.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling east on US 175. Vehicle 2 was traveling west on US 175. Vehicle 1 crossed into the westbound lane, striking Vehicle 2. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper C. Vineyard, DPS – Palestine.


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



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Chris Williamson, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Safety Education / Media & Communications

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