Update on Cherokee County Traffic fatality

by Release from DPS

UPDATED at 2:21 p.m. Monday, June 13:

DPS officials have released the name of the driver killed in a June 9 wreck outside Rusk on FM 23: Jessica S. Clayton, 48, of Rusk.


Preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling north on FM 23. The driver failed to drive in a single lane and left the east side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected back onto FM 23, went into a side skid before leaving the east side of the roadway a second time. Unit 1 then rolled onto its right side and struck the tree line.

The vehicle was a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.