Matthew Pierson Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 147 [Center, TX]

Matthew Pierson Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 147 [Center, TX]

Matthew Pierson Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 147 [Center, TX]
Matthew Pierson Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 147 [Center, TX]

Two-Car Collision on Highway 103 Claimed Life of Shelby County Deputy

CENTER, TX (September 5, 2023) – Tuesday morning, Matthew Pierson was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 147. 

The deadly collision happened around 7:30 a.m. along Highway 147 and Highway 103.

According to reports, William Lyons, 54, was driving a 2014 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer west on Highway 103. Meanwhile, Pierson, was traveling in his police cruiser in the area and failed to yield to the semi-trailer. The cruiser ended up striking the trailer and injuring the deputy.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the site of the collision shortly after. There, they pronounced the driver Pierson, dead at the scene.

Officials later stated that Lyons did not sustain injuries due to the collision.

Following preliminary investigations, officers do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident. However, an active investigation is still currently underway.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Matthew Pierson.


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