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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash – 1/9/23

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2         Number of   Injured: 4              Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 1/9/2024 & 5:50 P.M.

County: Smith

Location: State Highway 31 East at County Road 2212.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

 

 

Vehicle 1: 2006 Chrysler 300

 

Driver 1Deceased

Mary L. Crockett, female, 55 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: JP Curtis Wulf, on scene

 

 

Vehicle 2: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

 

 

Driver 2:

Mercedes Lopez-Moran, female, 40 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-Incapacitating injuries: Transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Tyler.

 

Passenger:

Gabriella Bilchis, female, 20 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-Incapacitating injuries: Transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Tyler.

Passenger:

William Bilchis, male, 12 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-Incapacitating injuries: Transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Tyler.

 

Passenger:

Isabella Bilchis, female, 1 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-Incapacitating injuries: Transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Tyler.

 

Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 2 was traveling east on State Highway 31 and vehicle 1 was traveling north on County Road 2212. Vehicle 1 was attempting to turn west onto State Highway 31 when it drove onto State Highway 31 and collided with vehicle 2. This is an ongoing investigation, there are no further details at this time.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper R. Loftin II, DPS Tyler

A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/crashReportSearch.htm

Adam Albritton, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Media & Communications / Safety Education

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