TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Gregg County Fatal Crash – Vehicle vs. Pedestrian – The Gilmer Mirror


Number of vehicles in collision: 2 Number of injured: 0 Number of kills: 1

Date and hour: 03/11/2022 & 7:20 p.m.

County: Greg

Location: East Goforth Rd, 1 mile east of Kilgore, Texas

Posted speed limit: 45mph

Vehicle 1:Mazda CX-5 2010

Vehicle 2: Mazda CX-7 2016

Driver 1:

Lennis D. Burrow, female, 64, of Overton, Texas.

Seat belt: Yes

Not injured

Pedestrian: Deceased

Joe Ann Knight, female, 76 from Kilgore, Texas

Spoken by: JP Robbie Cox, on stage

The description:

Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1 was traveling eastbound on Goforth Rd. Vehicle 2 was parked in the eastbound lane facing west. The driver exited her vehicle and the driver of vehicle 1 swerved to the right to avoid hitting vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 collided with the driver of vehicle 2 who was outside his vehicle.

Weather conditions: Clear

Road conditions: Dry

Investigated by: Cavalier Kiefer Bounds, DPS Longview

A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/crashReportSearch.htm

Sergeant Adam Albritton

Texas Department of Public Safety

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