Roy Lewis Woods Killed in Accident at FM 279 in Van Zandt County, TX

September 16, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Roy Lewis Woods
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

FM279, Ben Wheeler, Van Zandt County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Motorcycle, Truck
FM 279
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Motorcycle and a Truck were involved in a crash

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed a man at FM 279 in Van Zandt County, TX on September 25th, 2023. Police say the incident happened between a motorcycle headed westbound and a truck in an eastbound lane. The vehicles were involved in a collision that occurred under unconfirmed circumstances. Police say the motorcyclist, identified as 58-year-old Roy Lewis Woods, suffered fatal injuries at the scene. The driver of the truck, identified as 63-year-old Karla Kay Coyle, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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