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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash – 2/2/2024

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

Date & Time: 2/2/2024 & 10:50 P.M.

County: Smith

Location: County Road 2177 (Mixon Road), 5.5 miles south of Whitehouse, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 50 mph



Vehicle 1: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado


Driver 1Deceased

Colton B. Killingsworth, male, 22 YOA of Jacksonville, Texas.

Seatbelt: No

Pronounced By: Dr. K. Records, of UT Health Hospital in Tyler, Texas.





Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling south on CR 2177 and the driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree on the east side of the roadway.

Weather Condition: Raining

Road Conditions: Wet

Investigated By: Trooper R. Loftin II, 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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