A 62-year-old Emory man and 24-year-old Garland man were killed in a two-vehicle wrong-way turnpike crash in Dallas County early Tuesday morning, according to Texas Department of Public Safety reports.
Preliminary investigation reports by DPS Trooper L. Walter indicate a 1993 Nissan pickup driven by Troy Coates of Emory was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of President George Bush Turnpike near Lakeview Parkway in Rowlett around 12:20 a.m. Nov. 29, 2022. The pickup struck a 2013 Nissan Altima head-on, according to DPS reports.
When Rowlett Fire Department arrived at the crash site, personnel reported both drivers — identified by DPS Wednesday as 62-year-old Coates and 24-year-old Travonta Williams of Garland — were deceased, authorities reported. Names of both drivers were initially withheld pending notification of their next of kin..
The crash investigation is ongoing, with no additional information released, as of Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2022, according to DPS Sgt. Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Texas Department of Public Safety Media and Communications for the North Texas Region.