Two Officers Injured in Accident at TX 315 and FM 1971 in Panola County, TX

March 11, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

TX-315, Carthage, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Panola County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Involved
Police SUV, Truck (unspecified type)
TX 315 and FM 1971
Injuries Sustained

Undisclosed injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Patrol SUV was struck in the rear by a truck

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a collision that injured two officers at TX 315 and FM 1971 in Panola County, TX on March 11th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 2:13 p.m. According to investigators, an officers were responding to a call regarding livestock that was loose in the area. The officers were at the scene in a patrol SUV, waiting to make a u-turn when their vehicle was struck in the rear by a truck. Both officers were hospitalized for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The other driver, whose condition was not stated, was allegedly cited for Failure to Control Speed. Additional information was not available.

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