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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Cherokee County Auto pedestrian fatality, February 15, 2024

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

Date & Time: February 15, 2024, at 10:04 pm.

County: Cherokee

Location: State Highway 110, .5 miles south of Ponta, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2017 GMC Pickup towing a trailer.

Driver 1:

Harrison Carpenter, 24 YOA, of Bryan, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Not transported.

Pedestrian: Deceased

Mark McGowan, 38 YOA of Jacksonville, TX

Pronounced by: J.P Wallace on scene.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1, towing a trailer, was traveling north on SH 110.  The pedestrian was walking south on SH 110 on the northbound lane when struck by Vehicle 1.   This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper J. Hogg, DPS – Jacksonville.


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



Chris Williamson, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

Safety Education / Media & Communications

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