(BULLARD, Texas (KTRE) The Bullard Police Department has released the name of the 62-year-old Nacogdoches woman who was killed in a two-vehicle wreck between a garbage truck and a medical transport van Monday. Jean Mayfield Williams died at the scene of the accident.
In addition, East Texas News has learned that the Bullard Police Department is looking into whether or not charges need to be filed against the garbage truck driver.
"We had a dump truck driver pull out in front of another car headed southbound and the driver that was headed southbound hit the other driver," Bullard Police Officer Stuart Alexander said.
The accident occurred on US Highway 69 south of Bullard at the intersection of CR 3801.
John Lindsay of Bullard was the driver of the garbage truck. Melissa Wilburn of Douglass, an occupant of the van, was listed in good condition as of Thursday afternoon. Mary Edwards of Vidor was in the ICU in serious condition Tuesday, and no update was available Thursday.
The gray van used by East Texas Support Service medical transportation was struck by a garbage truck owned by DS Disposal. Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and Bullard police and firefighters responded to the wreck around noon Monday. First responders had to cut the roof of the van off to free the three women.
"There were people pinned in the car," Alexander said.
Two people were airlifted to a Tyler hospital by helicopter, and two others were taken by ambulance.
A man who lives near the intersection where the wreck happened said he has seen several accidents there over the years. Doug Makowsky lives in Oak Grove Estates, a neighborhood right across the street from where the accident happened.
"You cannot judge the speed of the cars when you try to cross the road right here. You're crossing five lanes at one time and it's just almost impossible," he said.