Harry Collins III Killed in Alleged Drunk Driver Accident in Smith County, TX
Smith County, TX — September 8, 2023, Harry Collins III was killed following an alleged drunk driver accident at around 11:09 p.m. along Highway 155.
Authorities said in preliminary statements about the crash that the incident took place just south of Winona along highway lanes.
Details at this time indicate that 42-year-old Harry Collins III of Tyler was in a Kia Sportage going along Highway 115. From oncoming lanes, it appears that a Nissan Titan was passing another vehicle and crossed the center line. This caused the Nissan and Collins's Kia to cross paths, and the vehicles crashed head-on.
Due to the collision, authorities say Collins succumbed to fatal injuries. The other driver reportedly had non-life-threatening injuries. Currently, authorities allege that the Nissan driver registered a .114 BAC following testing, and they allege the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash. There appears to be a pending charge for intoxication manslaughter against that driver at the time of writing.
Right now, no further information can be confirmed.