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73-year-old Kirbyville woman dies in 2-vehicle wreck on US 190 in Tyler County

Source: Raycom News Media Source: Raycom News Media

A 73-year-old Kirbyville woman died in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on U.S. Highway 190 in Tyler County Sunday evening.

According to a press release, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to and investigated a two-vehicle wreck that occurred about four miles east of Woodville at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

The preliminary crash report shows that Reginald Williams, 45, of Woodville, was driving a 2015 Chrysler passenger vehicle west on U.S. Highway 190. At the same time, a 2008 Ford Focus was heading east.

“The driver of the Chrysler was traveling at an unsafe speed for the wet road conditions and lost control of his vehicle,” the press release stated. ‘the Chrysler began to spin, traveled into the eastbound traffic lane, and was struck by the Ford.”

Tyler County Justice of the Peace Martha Dawson pronounced Betty Jo Slaydon, a passenger in the Ford, dead at the scene of the wreck. 

Rube Wayne Slaydon Sr., 75, of Kirbyville, was taken to a Tyler County hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Williams and his passenger were also seriously injured, and they were taken to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

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