Police were called to the scene of a fatal accident in Cherokee County on Thursday afternoon after two vehicles on U.S. Highway 84 were involved in a head-on collision.
According to the Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred at around 1:30 p.m., and about four miles west of Reklaw, Texas.
Preliminary crash reports show that the driver of a 2015 Ford F-150 was traveling eastbound on US-84 when he attempted to pass another vehicle on the two-lane highway while in a “no passing” zone. Shortly after moving into the oncoming lane of traffic, his vehicle collided head-on with a 2013 Hyundai Velostar traveling westbound.
The driver of the Hyundai, 46-year-old Bridget Stinson, of Rusk, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the wrong-way crash. Stinson’s vehicle was also carrying two passengers; 18-year-old Lindsey Fannin (also of Rusk), and a two-year-old child.
Lindsey Fannin and the driver of the F-150 pickup truck were taken to UT-Health East Texas in Tyler for treatment of unspecified injuries, and the child was transported to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. No additional information has been released at this time.