Dorothy Pleasant Killed in Accident at US 59 in Nacogdoches County, TX

September 16, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Dorothy Plesant
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 59, Marshall, Nacogdoches County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Kenworth Tractor-trailer, Chevrolet HHR
US 59
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Kenworth Tractor-trailer and a Chevrolet HHR were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at US 59 in Nacogdoches County, TX on September 16th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 12:35 a.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer operated by a 53-year-old Austin man was southbound on US 59 in an inside lane. Headed northbound in an outside lane was a Chevrolet HHR operated by 56-year-old Dorothy Pleasant. Officials allege the Chevrolet, for unknown reasons, veered into the southbound inside traffic lane, colliding with the tractor-trailer. The Chevrolet caught fire in the collision, according to police, and Pleasant was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the Austin man was not injured and did not have additional details.

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