Mary Cooper, Janet Carter Kenneybrew, Koolasha Green Killed in Accident at US 271 in Powderly, TX

July 21, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Mary Cooper, Janet Carter Kenneybrew, Koolasha Green
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 271, Powderly, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Toyota Highlander, Tractor-trailer
US 271
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

SUV collided with a tractor-trailer

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed three people at US 271 Powderly, TX on July 21st, 2023. Police believe the incident happened around 10:55 a.m. According to investigators, a Toyota Highlander was headed southbound on US 271, approaching the intersection with FM 2648. As it proceeded into the intersection, investigators say it collided with a westbound tractor-trailer. Officers say the Toyota is believed to have had right-of-way at the time of the collision and allege the truck failed to yield. The resulting collision left the driver of the Toyota, 48-year-0ld Mary K Cooper with fatal injuries. Also killed were a 16-year-old passenger as well additional passengers, 61-year-old Janet Carter Kenneybrew and 18-year-old Koolasha Green. The operator of the truck was not injured, according to police. A charge of Criminally Negligent Homicide was recommended and/or issued. Additional information has not been made available.

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