Passenger Fatally Injured in Crash on CR 3853, Driver Arrested

July 13, 2020 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one-vehicle crash on County Road 3853, about five and one half miles southwest of Joaquin on July 11, 2020.

The preliminary crash information indicates at approximately 9 p.m., a 1975 Jeep CJ5 was traveling west when the vehicle drove off the roadway to the left where it struck an embankment before overturning; ejecting the driver and passenger.

The driver is identified as Alfredo Ramirez, 17, from Center. Ramirez was not reportedly injured during the crash.

A passenger with Ramirez is identified as Kailey Agnew from Tenaha. Agnew was transported to a local hospital and later transported to UT Tyler by medical helicopter where she was pronounced deceased on July 12.

Ramirez was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested and placed in the Shelby County Jail for intoxication manslaughter. A blood specimen was obtained and results are pending.

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