Overcorrection leads to young woman's death

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

CHEROKEE COUNTY (KLTV) - A young woman has been killed in a one-vehicle wreck after an overcorrection led to her being thrown from her car.

According to state troopers, the wreck happened at about 2pm Tuesday on FM 2962. Samantha Nicole Skinner, 19, of Rusk was south bound in her 1990 Honda when her car went off the road to the right. Skinner overcorrected, sending her car across the road into an embankment, causing her Honda to flip. Authorities said Skinner was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from her car.

Skinner was pronounced dead at the scene.

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