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2 Vehicle Fatality Crash


SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY- Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Troopers are investigating a two vehicle fatality crash this last evening at
approximately 6 p.m., on SH 103 East; approximately 14 miles West of San
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2016 Nissan passenger car was
traveling West on SH 103 and attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing
zone and struck a 2014 Nissan pickup head-on.
The driver of the Nissan is identified as Derrick Madden, 34, from Alexandria, LA.
Madden was not reported as being injured during the crash. Two passengers
traveling with Madden were identified as Vera Brown, 54, from Alexandria, LA
and Samuel Smith, 49, from Killeen, TX. Both Smith and Brown were pronounced
deceased as a result of the crash.
The occupants of the 2014 Nissan pickup are identified as Ricky Sowell and Mary
Sowell from San Augustine. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sowell were transported to
Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment.

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