Crockett woman killed after hitting 18-wheeler

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Crockett woman died Thursday afternoon after she drove into an 18-wheeler traveling from the opposite direction on U.S. 287 in Houston County.

Barbara Conaway, 80, died at 2:24 p.m. at a Crockett hospital. Her passenger, Charles Pruitt Conaway, 87, of Crockett, was last listed in stable condition with cuts and bruises at the same hospital.

According to the DPS report, Barbara Conaway was driving a 2008 Lincoln southbound on U.S. 287, a mile south of Loop 304, at 1 p.m., when she crossed the center stripe and struck a 2009 Kenworth truck, driven by Terry Wall, of Colmesneil.

Barbara and Charles Conaway were wearing seatbelts.

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