William Cook Injured in Accident at FM 559 in Bowie County, TX

August 5, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
William Cook
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

FM 559, Texarkana, Bowie County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Ford Expedition, Ford Transit
FM 559
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Ford Expedition and a Ford Transit were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured two drivers at FM 559 in Bowie County, TX on August 5th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 3:15 a.m. According to investigators, Ford Expedition operated by a 20-year-old driver is believed to have been headed southbound, approaching a curve in the roadway. The vehicle is said to have veered to the right and, while attempting to correct back onto the road, veered into a northbound lane. The vehicle is said to have collided with a northbound Ford Transit van operated by 62-year-old William Cook. Officials say Cook had serious injuries while the Ford operator was less seriously injured. Sources indicate the operator of the Ford had charges of Driving Under Influence and Unsafe Speed recommended and/or issued against them.

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