Three Injured in Accident at FM 347 in Cherokee County, TX

December 18, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

FM 347, Jacksonville, Cherokee County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Honda CR-V
FM 347
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries (2), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Honda CR-V veered from the road into a group of trees

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured three people at FM 347 in Cherokee County, TX on December 18th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. According to investigators, a Honda CR-V operated by a 23-year-old Rusk, TX man was allegedly headed northbound on FM 347 while navigating a curve in the roadway. While doing so, police say the vehicle lost control and veered from the road, veering into a tree line and colliding with a tree. The crash is said to have left both the Rusk man and a 19-year-old passenger seriously injured. Reports further indicate a 23-year-old passenger had less serious injuries. Authorities expressed suspicion of possible alcohol involvement in the incident and had no additional information available.

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