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Four From Oklahom Die In Paris Crash

Authorities have confirmed that four people were killed in a crash Friday morning between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler near US 271 and FM 2648. The collision happened around 11:00 am when a southbound car ran up and under the trailer of the 18-wheeler. The four from Oklahoma were officially pronounced just before noon Friday. They were withholding names in the last report.

From the Texas Department of Public Safety

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2         Number of Injured: 0                 Number killed: 4

Date & Time: Friday, June 21, 2023, 10:55 am.

County: Lamar

Location: US Highway 271 at Farm to Market 2648, 2 miles south of Powderly, Texas.

Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph

Vehicle 1: 2000 Peterbuilt towing a trailer.

Driver:

Clarence Fowler, 84 YOA, of Valiant, OK

Seat Belt Worn: Yes

Not Injured

Vehicle 2: 2013 Toyota Highlander

Driver: Deceased

Mary K Cooper, 48 YOA, of Hugo, OK

Seat Belt Worn: Yes

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Tim Risinger on scene

Passenger: Deceased

Janet K Carter, 61 YOA, of Durant, OK

Seat Belt Worn: Yes

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Tim Risinger on scene

Passenger: Deceased

Koolasha U Green, 18 YOA, of Hugo, OK

Seat Belt Worn: Yes

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Tim Risinger on scene

Passenger: Deceased

Male Juvenile, 16 YOA, of Hugo, OK

Seat Belt Worn: Yes

Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Tim Risinger on scene

Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was westbound on FM 2648. Unit 2 was southbound on US 271. Vehicle 1 failed to yield the right of way to Vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 went under the trailer of Vehicle 1. The crash remains under investigation.