UPDATE: 2 dead after overcorrection leads to crash

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - DPS has confirmed that 18-year-old Emily Elizabeth Ellis of Tyler died Tuesday night at a Tyler Hospital from injuries she received in a one vehicle accident Saturday near Winnsboro.

Also killed in the accident was another passenger in the car, 19-year-old Justin Charles Bynum of Tyler. He died at the scene.

DPS troopers say Kimberly Lopez of Winnsboro was driving along County Rd 4890 near Winnsboro when she veered off the road to avoid an oncoming vehicle that was partially in her lane. She overcorrected and crossed the road. Her car then began a skid and overturned.

According to authorities, Lopez had three passengers in the car with her. Justin Charles Bynum, Emily Ellis and Justin Cooper of Quitman. Lopez and Cooper have been released from the hospital.

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