2012-12-06 / Front Page

Two fatalities occur on same day in Lindale

Two accidents on Lindale area roadways this past week claimed the lives of two people, including one believed to have been fleeing police at a high rate of speed Thursday night (Nov. 29), officials reported.

Department of Public Safety officers said Kamron Vickers Geis, 36, of Van was pronounced dead just after 8 p.m. on FM 16 West after Lindale police attempted to make contact with him near the Lindale Rodeo Arena.

Earlier in the day on Thursday, a one-vehicle crash claimed the life of 65-year-old Lonny Williams of Lindale. The accident occurred on Highway 69 North near Lindale Club Lake road (CR 4148), shortly before 5 p.m. Officers said Williams’ wife, Mae Williams, was injured and taken to East Texas Medical Center. She was reported to be in stable condition.

In the fatality that occurred later on Thursday, Geis apparently sped off in a late model Dodge after Lindale Police tried to make contact with him near the rodeo arena.

The Lindale officer ended the high-speed chase after losing sight of the suspect.

DPS officers were then notified a short time later of an accident on Highway 16 West. After apparently losing control of the vehicle, Geis drove through a fence and into some trees. He had to be extracted from the vehicle and was transported to a Tyler hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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