Rocio Helm, Scott Helm Killed in Accident at FM 241 in Cherokee County, TX

December 19, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Rocio Helm, Scott Helm
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

FM 241, Alto, Cherokee County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Dodge Journey
FM 241
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (2), serious injuries (2)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Dodge Journey lost control on wet roads and overturned into an embankment

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials have more information on a crash that killed two adults and seriously injured children at FM 241 in Cherokee County, TX on December 19th, 2022. Officials are saying it happened around 4:15 p.m. According to investigators, a Dodge Journey operated by 33-year-old Scott Helm was headed westbound on FM 241 on roads believed to be wet at the time. The vehicle is alleged to have been traveling at a speed that was deemed unsafe before it lost control and went into a skid. It traveled across the road into an embankment where it hit a culvert, causing it to overturn. The crash left Helm and front seat passenger, 33-year-old Rocio Helm, with fatal injuries. Two children in the vehicle had serious injuries. Additional information was not yet available.

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