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Ben Wheeler Man Killed in Accident near Edom

Posted/updated on: November 13, 2017 at 10:58 am
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VAN ZANDT COUNTY – 44-year-old Brian Michael Rios of Ben Wheeler has been killed in a Friday night accident on SH 64, 2.5 miles north of Edom in Van Zandt County. According to DPS, preliminary crash information shows Rios was traveling east around 6:45 as 18-year-old Carley Brianne Weishuhn of Garland was traveling south on FM 314. DPS Sgt. Jean Dark says Weishuhn stopped at the intersection before entering the roadway, failing to yield the right of way to Rios, whose motorcycle struck Weishuhn’s truck. Rios was taken to Christus Mother Francis Hospital-Tyler, where he was later pronounced dead. Weishuhn was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.


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