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DPS Investigation Continues Into Fatal Titus County Crash




Sgt. Sylvia Jennings

TEXARKANA –The driver of a 2018 International Truck-Tractor Semi-Trailer (TT-ST) and one of five vehicles involved in yesterday’s crash, on IH-30 at
mile marker 162 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, has been identified as Wanda Gebhart. Wanda Gebhart, a 64-year-old female from Pikeville, Tennessee was
pronounced dead at the scene.

The 2011 Toyota Sienna, occupied by a family of five, was the first vehicle to be struck in the crash. The driver of the Toyota, Jeffery Brokish, a 42-year-old male from Savoy, IL, transport by air ambulance to a trauma center in Tyler. Jessica Brokish, the 41-year-old female, and two sons, ages nine and six and a two-year-old daughter were pronounced dead at the scene.

The third vehicle struck, a 2016 Freightliner TT-ST driven by Carlos Vela Martinez, a 42-year-old male, and passenger, Juan Martinez, a 20-year-old male, both from San Jose Santillio, Mexico, were transported with minor injuries to Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt Pleasant, TX.

The fourth vehicle struck, a 2007 Volvo TT-ST is driven by Ravshan Sayfetdin Ibragim, a 43-year-old male from Dayton, OH was also transported with minor injuries to Titus Regional.

The fifth vehicle struck, a 2015 Volvo TT-ST driven by Abdul Rahman Al-Shaibani, a 53-year-old male from Stanwood, WA was transported with minor injuries to Titus Regional. This is an ongoing investigation. No additional information available at this time.