2 killed in 5-vehicle crash on 69

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Tyler woman and a Mineola man are dead following a five-vehicle collision Thursday morning.

Around 8:30am, 58-year-old Cathy Barker, who police say was traveling faster than the traffic flow, lost control of her car traveling north on 69. She crossed over into southbound traffic, hitting four other vehicles.

Barker was pronounced dead at the scene. 85-year-old Clarkson Stevens was taken to Mother Frances Hospital and passed away Thursday night from his injuries.

Three other people were taken to the hospital, but have since been released.

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