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DPS Update On Fatal Hopkins County Crash

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 5
Number of Injured: 7
Number killed: 4
Date & Time: 12/4/2022 5:45 pm
County: Hopkins
Location: SH 19, two miles south of Birthright Community
Posted Speed Limit: 65 mph
Vehicle 1: 2017 Ford E Series Van
Driver vehicle 1: (Not injured) Gerald Adams, 60 YOA, of Paris
Seatbelt: Yes
Vehicle 2: 2007 Toyota Avalon
Driver vehicle 2: (non-incapacitating injuries) Rebecca Goodson, 69 YOA, of Sulphur Springs
Seatbelt: Yes
Transported to: Christus Hospital in Sulphur Springs
Passenger vehicle 2: (Incapacitating injuries but stable) Joyce Moore, 72 YOA, of Sulphur Springs
Transported to: Christus Hospital in Sulphur Springs
Seatbelt: Yes
Vehicle 3: 1998 Toyota Avalon
Driver vehicle 3: (Deceased) Celestino Reina, 60 YOA, of Sulphur Springs
Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings
Seatbelt: Yes
Passenger vehicle 3: (Deceased) Celia Reina, 60 YOA, of Sulphur Springs
Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings Seatbelt: Yes
Passenger vehicle 3: (Deceased) Maria Reina, 22 YOA, of Sulphur Springs
Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings Seatbelt: Yes
Passenger vehicle 3: (Deceased) Male juvenile, 7 YOA, of Sulphur Springs
Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings Seatbelt: Yes
Vehicle 4: 2023 Cadillac Escalade
Driver vehicle 4: (Treated and released. Non-in-capitating) Brian Feiden, 47 YOA, of Whitehouse
Seatbelt: Yes
Transported to: Christus Hospital in Sulphur Springs
Passenger vehicle 4: (Treated and released. Non-in-capitating) Elizabeth Feiden, 51 YOA, of Whitehouse
Seatbelt: Yes
Transported to: Christus Hospital in Sulphur Springs
Passenger vehicle 4: (Treated and released. Non-in-capitating) Randal Adams, 23 YOA, of Tyler
Seatbelt: Yes
Transported to: Christus Hospital in Sulphur Springs
Passenger vehicle 4: (Treated and released. Non-in-capitating) Cole Feiden, 17 YOA, of Whitehouse
Seatbelt: Yes
Transported to: Christus Hospital in Sulphur Springs
Passenger vehicle 4: (Non-in-capitating) Gwenyth Feiden, 23 YOA, of Tyler
Seatbelt: Yes
Transported to: Christus Hospital in Sulphur Springs
Vehicle 5: 2014 Kia Soul
Driver vehicle 5: (non-in-capitating) Terry Williams, 69 YOA, of Sulphur Springs
Seatbelt: Yes
Transported to: Christus Hospital in Sulphur Springs
Passenger vehicle 5: (non-in-capitating) Debbie Dixson-Williams, 53 YOA, of Tyler
Seatbelt: Yes
Transported to: Christus Hospital in Sulphur Springs

Description:
Preliminary investigation indicates vehicles 2 and 3 were facing north on SH 19 and stopped waiting to turn left onto County Road 4764. Vehicle 1 was northbound and was traveling behind a car that passed vehicles 2 and 3 on the shoulder. The driver of vehicle 1 failed to control the vehicle’s speed, striking vehicle 3. Vehicle 3 went into the southbound lane, which struck vehicles 4 and 5 traveling south on SH 19. Vehicle 1 continued and struck vehicle 2.

Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Arturo Ugalde, DPS Mt. Vernon