On June 5, 2020, at 8:49 AM, Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on FM-782, approximately 5 miles northwest of the city of Tatum in Rusk County. 

The investigators preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle, Jeff David Modisette, 53, of Henderson was traveling east on CR-2177 approaching the intersection of FM-782 where he disregarded the stop sign and was struck by a 2015 Ford F-250 driven by Mark Lewis Warren, 38, of Tatum who was traveling south on FM-782.

Modisette was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Cindy Redman and taken to Rader Funeral Home in Longview.

Warran reportedly had no injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. 

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