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One Dead in Paris Crash


The person killed Monday morning on US 271 N in Paris has been identified as 26-year-old Travis Upton of the Sumner area. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Chance Woodard. The vehicle they were in collided with the left rear of a semi-trailer that was either stopped or backing up. Woodard was transported to PRMC, then flown to a Dallas hospital in undisclosed condition. The driver of the semi was not injured.


Official Statement by Paris Police Department

Officers with the Paris police department continue the investigation of the crash this morning in the 4000 block of N. Main. The deceased in the crash has been identified as Travis Upton, 26 of the Sumner area.  Mr. Upton was a passenger in a 2017 Chevrolet pickup being driven by a Chance Woodard, 31 of Lamar County.  A truck tractor semi-trailer driven by a Petru Bobiciov of Ontario Canada was in the north bound outside lane of US 271, either stopped or backing when the pickup came into contact with the left side rear of the semi-trailer. Mr. Woodard was flown to a Dallas area hospital from PRMC. Mr. Bobiciov was not injured.

Bob Hundley
Chief of Police