NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident Sunday has died from her injuries.
According to the accident report, the cause of the accident has not been determined due to conflicting information.
The accident occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of University Drive and Martinsville. According to a police report, a 1998 red Ford Explorer, driven by Victoria Ray Rule, 20, of Gainesville, Texas was traveling northbound on University entering the intersection at Martinsville. A 1998 red Volkswagen Beetle, driven by Kiona Nikale Wilson, 16, of Nacogdoches was southbound on University, turning east onto Martinsville. The report states the Volkswagen struck the Explorer in the side, causing the Explorer to slide sideways and roll twice. Rule was ejected from the vehicle.
Wilson told police she had a green arrow and green light to turn left on Martinsville Road and had entered into the intersection when Rule's vehicle came through the light and did not stop. Wilson's vehicle came to a stop when it hit a light pole. She suffered bruising from the seatbelt due to the impact with the light pole, according to her mother, Elgena Weaver.
Rule sustained massive head injuries and a ruptured spleen, according to family members. A passenger in the Explorer, Victoria Cowart,18, sustained non-life threatening injuries, and was treated at a Nacogdoches hospital and released.
The accident report also indicates that Rule was not wearing a seat belt, however, a passenger in the SUV said Friday she did have a seat belt on.
Family members say the young mother was in Nacogdoches visiting her sister who attends SFA. They say Rule was an organ donor and her organs were harvested after her death Thursday.
Both families say they still have a lot of unanswered questions as Nacogdoches police continue investigating.