Just after 5:30pm yesterday evening, Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on SH-110 S at Cemetery Rd. just south of Tyler City limits in Smith County. The investigators preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2011 Honda Accord was stop on Meador Cemetery Rd attempting to enter SH-110 S. At the same time, the driver of a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling northbound on SH-110 S. The driver of the Honda failed to yield the right of way, entering onto SH-110 S and was struck by the Volkswagen.
The driver of the Honda was identified as 59 year old Violet Louise Wright, of Bullard. Wright was transported to UT Health – Tyler were she was later pronounced by Judge Shamburger and taken to Lighthouse Mortuary.
The driver of the Volkswagen was identified as 20 year old Jessica Karen King, of Lindale. King was transported to UT-Health –Tyler in stable condition.
The crash remains under investigation.