Fatal Crash on FM 1010

CLEVELAND May 15, 2018 ⎯ The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatality crash Monday morning on FM 1010 ten miles south of Cleveland in Liberty County.

The preliminary accident investigation indicates at approximately 10:46 a.m., a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 1010. The Chevrolet pickup swerved into the northbound lane to avoid a vehicle stopped in the roadway making a turn. This caused a head on collision with a 2017 KIA Forte traveling northbound.

The driver of the 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck was identified as Justin Ray Whitton 20, out of Cleveland, TX. Whitton was treated on scene for minor injuries, and released.

The driver of the 2017 KIA was identified as Cheryl Bruce Turney 51, out of Splendora, TX. Turney did not survive the crash and was pronounced deceased by Liberty County Justice of the Peace Fuller.

This is an ongoing investigation and further details are not available at this time.

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