Dalton Oates Injured in Accident at State Hwy 204 in Rusk County, TX

December 30, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Dalton Oates
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 204, Reklaw, Rusk County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Kia Optima
State Hwy 204
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Kia Optima was involved in a single-vehicle crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured a driver at State Hwy 204 in Rusk County, TX on December 30th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 11:33 p.m. According to investigators, a Kia Optima operated by 30-year-old Dalton Oates was headed northbound on State Hwy 204 when it veered from the road for unknown reasons. While attempting to return to the road, it went into a skid and traveled into a ditch, hitting a dirt embankment. The vehicle overturned in the crash, hitting a fence and ejecting Oates from the vehicle. Officials say Oates had say Oates had serious injuries.

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