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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.

DPS Investigate Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 96 South

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash on US 96, about five miles south of Center.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 5:45am, a 2012 GMC pickup was traveling north on US 96. For unknown reasons the driver of the pickup drove over into the southbound lanes and struck the side of a 2012 Peterbilt truck-tractor semi-trailer. The truck-tractor semi-trailer then drove off the roadway and overturned; spilling diesel fuel and then catching fire.

DPS Investigates Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash Outside Joaquin

December 15, 2018 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a two-vehicle crash last night, about one half mile west of Joaquin, involving a commercial motor vehicle.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 9pm, a 1999 Chevrolet pickup turned right onto US 84 from FM 2428 to travel east. The driver of the pickup reportedly drove over into the westbound lane of US 84 and struck a 2019 Mack truck-tractor semi-trailer head-on.

Former Shelbyville Dragon loses Life in Crash

November 4, 2018 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a one-vehicle crash early this morning on SH 147, about three miles south of San Augustine.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 12:30 a.m., a 2014 Chevrolet passenger car was traveling north on SH 147. The driver was reportedly traveling at an unsafe speed when the vehicle drove off the roadway to the right, overcorrected to the left and crossed back over the roadway to the left and struck a tree.

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

October 16, 2018 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is conducting enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in October. Operations will take place in the Houston, Bryan, Rosenberg, Conroe, Liberty, Cleveland, Huntsville, Beaumont, Matagorda, Columbus, Lufkin, and Jasper areas throughout the day on Wednesday, October 17.

DPS Reports Fatal Crash on State Highway 7

September 4, 2018 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 7 yesterday morning that reportedly occurred the previous night, about one half mile east of County Road 1211.

The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 10:30 p.m., on September 2, a 2008 Pontiac passenger car was traveling east. For reasons not yet determined by Troopers, the driver drove across the westbound lanes and struck a tree. The crash was not discovered until approximately 8:30 a.m., on September 3.

Center Man Involved in Trinity County Crash

May 8, 2018 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated this afternoon a three-vehicle crash on SH 94 about one mile west of Apple Springs. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at about 2:45 p.m., a 1997 Ford passenger car was traveling east on SH 94. 

The Ford reportedly crossed over the center of the roadway and struck a 2018 Toyota passenger car that was traveling west. Moments after the initial crash the Ford was then struck by an eastbound 2002 Volvo truck-tractor semi-trailer. The truck-tractor then overturned in the roadway. 

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