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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash – 2/4/2024

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2         Number of   Injured: 3             Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 2/4/2024 & 7:15 P.M.

County: Smith

Location: State Highway 64 West, 2 miles west of Tyler.

Posted Speed Limit: 55 mph

 

 

Vehicle 1: 2018 Kia Forte

 

Driver 1:

Sharya L. Snow, female, 18 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Incapacitating injuries: Transported to UT Health Hospital in Tyler, Texas.

Passenger: Deceased

Laiyah G. Mitchell, 7 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: JP James Meredith, on scene.

Passenger:

Shaud D. Dewberry, male, 12 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-incapacitating injuries: Transported to UT Health Hospital in Tyler, Texas.

 

 

Vehicle 2: 2014 RAM 3500 pickup truck

 

 

Driver 2:

Nathaniel O. Jimenez, male, 25 YOA of Tyler, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-Incapacitating injuries: Transported to UT Health Hospital in Tyler.

 

 

Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling on State Highway 64 West in the westbound lane turn lane. Vehicle 2 was traveling eastbound on State Highway 64 West. The driver of vehicle 1 failed to yield the right of way and turned left into the path of vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 struck vehicle 1 in the eastbound lane of travel.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Wet

Investigated By: Trooper D. Wright, 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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