Update (7:00 a.m., 5/12)

A Tyler man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident near Winona.

According to a preliminary DPS report, 59-year-old Frank Liles was driving his motorcycle west on FM 16 just after 4 p.m. Coming in the opposite direction was 22-year-old Riley Walters, a Van native who was driving a 2022 Ford E350.

The report states Walters was trying to turn left into a private drive, but “failed to yield the right of way.” The two vehicles collided in the westbound lanes.

The crash site was roughly eight miles east of Winona. Liles was pronounced dead at the scene.


Original Story

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A two-vehicle fatal crash happened on Farm-to-Market Road 16, west of Highway 271.

Department of Public Safety Troopers are currently on the scene of the crash. Officials have asked that drivers avoid the area.

An official with DPS said that more information will be released as it becomes available.