Essie Shields Injured in Accident at State Hwy 294 in Anderson County, TX

January 21, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Essie Shields
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 294, Elkhart, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Jeep Commander
State Hwy 294
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Jeep Commander veered from a curve in the road and overturned

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that injured a driver at State Hwy 294 in Anderson County, TX on January 21st, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 2:40 a.m. According to investigators, a Jeep Commander was headed eastbound on Hwy 294 while navigating a curve in the roadway. Reports suggest the driver may have been fatigued at the wheel before the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree, causing it to overturn. The driver, identified as 35-year-old Essie Shields, was seriously injured, according to reports. Additional information was not available.

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