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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Cherokee County fatality crash

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

Date & Time: March 02, 2024, at 3:11 pm.

County: Cherokee

Location: State Highway 21, 4 miles east of Alto, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2017 Toyota Corolla.

Driver 1:

Robert Cross, 81 YOA, of Universal City, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Transported to Christus Mother Frances in Jacksonville, TX

Passenger: Deceased

Isabella Cross, 80 YOA, of Universal City, TX

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced by Justice of the Peace, Grimes on scene.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling east on SH 21. Vehicle 1 driver failed to drive in a single lane, leaving the highway to the south, overcorrecting back to the left, and traveling into the north ditch, where it struck a tree on the passenger side. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper T. Murdoch, DPS – Jacksonville.


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



Chris Williamson, Sergeant

Texas Department of Public Safety

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