Matthew Atkisson, 2 Injured in Car Accident in Bell County, TX
Bell County, TX -- March 22, 2022, Matthew Atkisson and two were injured due to an accident where two vehicles crashed head-on.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 3:50 p.m. along FM 439 near Martin Drive.
Preliminary reports said that 46-year-old Matthew Atkisson was in a Dodge Ram 1500 traveling eastbound along FM 439. For reasons unclear, the pickup reportedly went left of center and crashed head-on with a westbound Volkswagen Jetta.
Two people in the Volkswagen reportedly had incapacitating injuries. Atkisson reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. Right now, the cause of the crash has not been confirmed.
Commentary on Matthew Atkisson Car Accident in Bell County
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