TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Van Zandt County Fatal – The Gilmer Mirror

Number of vehicles in collision: 2 Number of injured: 4 Number of kills: 1

Date and hour: 09/25/2022 07:35

County: Van Zandt

Location: State Highway 243, 4 miles west of Canton, Texas

Posted speed limit: 70mph

Vehicle 1: 2002 Lexus ES-300

Vehicle 2: 2019 Ford F150

Driver 1:

Alexis F. Brey, female, 17 from Canton, Texas

Seat belt: Yes

Incapacitating injuries, transported to Christus Mother Frances Tyler Hospital, Texas

Passenger: deceased

Wyatt Brey, male, 9 years old from Canton, Texas

Seat belt: No

Spoken by: Dr. Stephanie Chia-Mei-Itsu, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas on 09/28/2022

Driver 2:

William C. Brantley, male, 31, of Canton, Texas.

Seatbelt: Yes

Non-disabling injuries, transported to Christus Mother Frances Canton Hospital, Texas

Passenger:

Remington Brantley, male, 1 YOA from Canton, Texas

Seat belt: Yes

Non-disabling injuries, transported to Christus Mother Frances Canton Hospital, Texas

Passenger:

Carolina Brantley, female, 8 YOA from Canton, Texas

Seat belt: Yes

Non-disabling injuries, transported to Christus Mother Frances Canton Hospital, Texas

The description:

Preliminary investigation indicates that Vehicle 1 was traveling east on State Highway 243. Vehicle 2 was traveling east on State Highway 243 ahead of Vehicle 1. Vehicle 2 was slowing for traffic ahead and Vehicle 1 collided with vehicle 2 from behind.

Weather conditions: Clear

Road conditions: Dry

Investigated by: Rider James Cosper, Canton DPS

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