Texas

Emily Mae Echols Killed; Levi Dalton Frazier Injured in Accident at Loop 286 in Paris, TX

Date
November 9, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Emily Mae Echols, Levi Dalton Frazier
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
No

Where it Happened

Southeast Loop 286, Paris, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Paris Police
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-Trailer, Passenger Car
Road/Highway
Loop 286
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Multiple vehicles were involved in a collision


What Happened

Area authorities have information on a crash that killed at least one person involved at Loop 286 in Paris, TX on November 9th, 2023. Authorities say the incident involved a tractor-trailer and at least two passenger vehicles colliding under unclear circumstances. Two occupants of one of the vehicles, identified as 31-year-old Emily Mae Echols and 29-year-old Levi Dalton Frazier, were ejected from the vehicle. Echols suffered fatal injuries in the incident. Frazier was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. Sources say 23-year-old Joshua Okeith Fluellen, Jr was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck the victims' vehicle, causing it to travel into oncoming traffic. Sources indicate charges for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault with a vehicle were recommended and/or issued against Fluellen. Additional information was not available.

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