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Tyler, TX – Smith County Deputy Fatally Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Frankston Highway

by | Jul 31, 2022 | Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Tyler, TX (July 31, 2022) – A deputy in Smith County has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident that took place in the Tyler area on Friday morning. The fatal crash followed a traffic stop that went into the early morning hours.

Police reports indicate that at 1150 p.m., on July 28, the Smith County deputies were on patrol in the 14,000 block of Texas State Highway 155. As they pulled over a vehicle, the two officers placed the occupants inside of the vehicle into the back of the patrol unit.

One deputy was in the front passenger seat of the patrol unit operating the onboard computer. The second deputy was behind the unit.

At approximately 12:50 a.m., the patrol unit was struck by a 2017 Mercedes-Benz on the northbound lanes of Frankston Highway. The crash caused delays in the area just 1 mile south of West Grande Boulevard.

The deputy who was in the front passenger seat suffered from head injuries as a result of the crash. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The second deputy and one of the detained individuals suffered injuries in the crash. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for medical care.

The driver of the Mercedes was taken into police custody and charged with intoxication manslaughter. A passenger inside the Mercedes was also charged with public intoxication.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this fatal collision.

Fatal Car Accidents in Texas

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Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident.  For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested. 

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