Additional Details About Crash Reported
The identity of the Sulphur Springs man killed in a two-vehicle head-on collision Saturday night and additional details about the crash have been released by authorities.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Gregg Williams, Texas Highway Patrol Media Communications and Safety Education for the Texarkana-North Texas Region, 27-year-old Tyler Chester of Sulphur Springs died at the crash site March 5, 2022.
Chester was reported to have been driving a 1998 Toyota Camry around 10 p.m. Saturday on State Highway 19, about 5 miles south of Interstate 30. For an “as yet undetermined reason” Chester was reported to have been traveling north in the southbound lane of SH 19. Another vehicle reportedly took action to avoid the Camry. A 2012 Chevrolet Malibu traveling south behind the other vehicle, was unfortunately, unable to avoid colliding with the Camry. The cars collided head-on, Sgt. Williams reported.
Multiple law enforcement officers, including sheriff’s deputies and state troopers, firefighters from several departments, and emergency services personnel responded at the crash site. At least two people were reported to be trapped in the wreckage, requiring extrication.
Tyler Chester, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, died at the crash site. Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace BJ Teer pronounced Chester deceased at 10:05 p.m. March 5.
A helicopter was requested. Wilma Lane, a 68-year-old Emory woman in the Malibu, was transported by air to a regional hospital Saturday night for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.
State Highway 19 south was shut down temporarily and traffic diverted away from the crash site, while emergency responders worked to cut the vehicle occupants out Saturday night, the crash investigation was conducted and wreckage removed from the roadway.
The crash remains under investigation. Texas Highway Patrol Aaron Hanna lead the crash investigation.