Paris Police responded to a single vehicle major accident in the 3400 block of NE Loop 286 at 9:35 A.M. on June 7, 2021. The driver, a 65 year old man from Cooper, was driving northbound across the overpass at Pine Mill Rd when he had a medical episode. A witness saw the 2019 maroon Toyota RAV 4 strike the inside concrete barrier, cross both lanes of traffic and strike the outside concrete barrier before leaving the roadway and striking two light poles and 5 vehicles that were on a parking lot. The driver had to be extracted from the vehicle and was later transported to a Dallas hospital for treatment.
Daryl Joe Dunavin, 42, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, was arrested at 4:38 P.M. on June 7, 2021 at the Paris District Parole office on a parole violation warrant. Dunavin was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 74 calls for service and arrested 4 persons on June 7, 2021.