Fatal Crash in Timpson Takes Lives of Two Houston Travelers

July 28, 2019 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a fatal crash yesterday morning, July 27, 2019 on US 59 involving a commercial motor vehicle, about one and a half miles north of Timpson.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 11:45 a.m., a 2008 Ford passenger car was traveling north in the outside lane. A 2016 Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer was also traveling north in the outside lane and failed to control speed and struck the Ford from behind.

The driver of the Ford is identified as 62-year-old Yolanda Enene from Houston. Enene was pronounced deceased on the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the Peace. A passenger traveling with Enene was also pronounced deceased at the scene and is identified as 80-year-old Joyce Bryan, also from Houston.

The driver of the truck tractor is identified as 28-year-old Yakul Soni from Ontario Canada. Soni was not injured during the crash.

This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.