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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Rusk County fatal crash

 

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

 

Date & Time: January 08, 2024, at 10:00 pm.

County: Rusk

Location: Farm to Market 1798, 2 miles east of Laneville, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 MPH.

Road Condition: Wet.

 

Vehicle 1: 2004 Ford F-250 Pickup.

Driver 1: Deceased.

Klayton Wilson, 39 YOA, from Henderson, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced by: Dr. Villareal at UT Health in Tyler, TX.

 

 

 

 

Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling west on FM 1798 at an unsafe speed to negotiate a right-hand curve on the wet roadway. Vehicle 1 went into a side skid across the eastbound lane, into the ditch, striking a tree with the driver’s side. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.

 

Investigated by: Trooper D. Nichols, DPS – Henderson.

 

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

https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/CrashReportSearch.htm           

 

 

 

Chris Williamson, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Safety Education / Media & Communications

 

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