Two-Vehicle Crash On FM 2285 Results In 1 Fatality, 2 Being Flown To Area Hospitals

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A major two-vehicle crash on FM 2285 Friday night resulted in one fatality and two people being flown to area trauma centers.

According to a news release from Sulphur Springs Police Department, police responded to what was reported as a fatal crash on FM 2285 near Sulphur Springs Lake at 8:47 p.m. Dec. 17, 2021.

The crash on FM 2285 was a head-on collision involving two vehicles, a Toyota Camry driven by 73-year-old Shirley Robinson Wakeman and a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 18-year-old Dylan Cole Anderson, police reported Saturday afternoon.

Wakeman was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger in the Camry, identified by police as 9-year-old Tessa Robinson, was flown to a hospital in the Dallas area in critical condition, according to the SSPD report. Anderson was flown to a hospital in Tyler, where he was listed in stable condition Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, according to the SSPD release.

Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County Fire Departments, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and Hopkins County EMS also were among the agencies reported to have responded at the crash site. Additional SSFD personnel were reportedly called in to be available to respond to fire calls in the city while the on-duty crews worked at the crash site. Some HCSO deputies were also reportedly available to assisted with law enforcement calls in the city as well.

Investigation into the fatal crash is still ongoing, according to the SSPD release.

SSPD released the following statement about a fatal crash on FM 2285 Friday night, Dec. 17, 2021.

Author: Faith Huffman

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