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Three Dead, One Injured In Wood County Crash

The DPS has identified the three people killed and one injured in a three-vehicle crash over the weekend on US 69 about a mile southeast of Alba. The preliminary investigation shows that 44-year-old Ashley Martin and her 16-year-old passenger Aiden Wood, both of Allen, were traveling northwest when a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Tiffany Simmons of Longview crossed the center line into the oncoming lane colliding head-on with Martin. They were all killed. Martin’s car hit a third vehicle, but the driver was not injured.

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 3          Number of Injured: 0                 Number killed: 3

 Date & Time: 1/7/2023 & 9:30 P.M.

 County: Wood

 Location: US 69, 1-mile southeast of Alba, Texas

 Posted Speed Limit: 70 mph

 Vehicle 1: 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

 Vehicle 2: 2017 Ford Explorer

 Vehicle 3: 2020 Dodge Ram 3500 towing a 2003 Kearney Gooseneck trailer

 Driver 1Deceased

Tiffany N. Sammons, female, 39 YOA of Longview, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: JP Jody Hettich, on scene

 Driver 2: Deceased

Ashley A. Martin, female, 44 YOA of Allen, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: JP Jody Hettich, on scene

 Passenger: Deceased

Aiden Wood, male, 16 YOA of Allen, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Pronounced By: JP Jody Hettich, on scene

 Driver 3:

Frank J. Schweighart, male, 64 YOA of Caddo Mills, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Not injured

 Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates that Vehicle 2 was traveling northwest on US 69. Vehicle 1 was traveling southeast on US 69 and crossed the center line into the oncoming lane colliding head-on with Vehicle 2. Vehicle 3 hit the passenger side of Vehicle 2 and continued into the trees on the south side of US 69.