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Wise County By the numbers: Wise County traffic fatalities during 2012

By Brandon Evans | Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013

1) Daniel Guerra, 24, of Newark, Jan. 13, 10900 block of U.S. 287 north (drug OD)

2) Megan Dougherty, 9, of Rhome, Feb. 1, U.S. 287 south of Rhome

3) Nancy Newby-Brown, 73, of Boyd, March 6, FM 51 north of Springtown

4) Dealjit Singh, 23, of Fresno, Calif., March 10, U.S. 287 just south of U.S. 380 exit in Decatur

5) James A. Bland, 73, of Chico, April 3, Texas 101 South in Chico

6) Penny McCarty, 51, of Bridgeport, April 8, Texas 101 just north of county line

7) Josh Hernandez, 18, of Roanoke, April 14, U.S. 287 in Alvord

8) Gerald Eckart, 57, of Lindsay, April 21, FM 51 south of Decatur

9) Charles Geron, 86, of Springtown, April 26, FM 730 north of Boyd

10) Aisha Bryant, 16, of Alvord, May 25, U.S. 287 north of Decatur

11) Melanie Long, 26, of Paradise, June 2, CR 3336 at FM 2123 south of Bridgeport

12) John Flanagan, 55, of Springtown, June 13, U.S. 287 between Rhome and Decatur

13) Keith W. Jozwiak, 30, of Decatur, June 17, FM 2264 east of U.S. 287

14) Paige Davila, 17, of Paradise, July 16, FM 51 north of Springtown

15) Eddie Durrett, 57, of Midland, July 29, FM 51 at 114 south of Decatur

16) Robert J. Penny, 41, of Pantego, Aug. 9, CR 4599 west of Boyd

17) Melton Tucker, Jr., 45, of Montague, Sept. 17, U.S. 287 north of Alvord

18) Juana De Leon Muniz, 58, of Decatur, Oct. 25, U.S. 287 near 380 bypass in Decatur

19) Chad J. Demory, 40, of Boyd, Oct. 28, FM 730 South of Boyd

20) Leonard Placker, Jr., 66, Newark, Oct. 31, FM 718 north of Newark

21) Antonio Garza, 48, Rhome, Nov. 1, U.S. 287 South of Rhome

22) Nathan Berman, 66, Fort Worth, Dec. 1, FM 718 south of Newark

23) Jeremy Evans, 26, Rhome, Dec. 2, CR 4733 north of Rhome

24) Edgar Diaz, 24, of Fort Worth, Dec. 29, CR 4522 near Denton County line

LOCATIONS

  • 9 on U.S. 287
  • 4 on FM 51
  • 2 on Texas 101
  • 2 on FM 730
  • 2 on FM 718
  • 5 others on 4 different county roads

VICTIMS’ AGES

  • one age 9
  • three teenagers (16, 17 and 18)
  • five in their 20s (23, 24, 26 and 26)
  • one 30-year-old
  • four in their 40s (41, 44, 45, 48)
  • five in their 50s (51, 55, two 57, 58)
  • two 66
  • two 73
  • one 86

WORST MONTHS

  • five in April
  • three each in June and October
  • two each in March, July and December
  • no month without at least one fatality

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