Deongelo Sillemon Injured in Accident at US 75 in Melissa, TX

October 26, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Deongelo Sillemon
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 75, Melissa, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Jeep Cherokee, Commercial Truck
US 75
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Jeep Cherokee and a Commercial Truck were involved in a crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured a man at US 75 in Melissa, TX on October 26th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 3:01 a.m. According to investigators, a Jeep Cherokee operated by 36-year-old Deangelo Sillemon was passing the scene of a disabled vehicle that was being assisted by patrol units with active lighting. Officials say as the vehicle passenger, it struck a tow truck in the process of loading the disabled vehicle. The crash left the driver, identified as 36-year-old Deongelo Sillemon, with serious injuries, according to police. Reports say the tow truck operator, who was not publicly identified, was also seriously injured. Additional information was not immediately available.

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