Tamara Mathis Killed in Accident at State Hwy 158 in Coke County, TX

October 19, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Tamara Mathis
Type of Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 158, Robert Lee, Coke County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
School Bus
State Hwy 158
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

School Bus was involved in a collision with a pedestrian

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a woman at State Hwy 158 in Coke County, TX on October 19th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 6:10 a.m. According to investigators, a school bus headed westbound on Hwy 158 at the time. Officials say 35-year-old Tamara Mathis was walking in a westbound shoulder  on the right side of the road, possibly retrieving or returning gasoline for a stranded vehicle . Officials say the school bus driver may have had impaired visibility at the time before colliding with Mathis while moving into a shoulder. Mathis suffered fatal injuries in the collision. Additional information was not immediately available.

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