Traffic Diverted On Highway 69 In Tyler After Fatal Accident

Part of a major East Texas Highway will be shutdown for hours after a fatal accident Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened at the intersection of County Road 2016 on Highway 69.
Police said just after 4 o'clock, a Geo Tracker, carrying a mother and her daughter, headed north bound lost control in a rainstorm.
The car swerved into oncoming traffic and hit an 18-wheeler.
The driver, 61 year old Kathy Lynn Adams of Lindale was killed. Her daughter, Jennifer L.

Wallace, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
There was also a minor fender-bender as a result of this accident.
No one inside the 18-wheeler was injured.
Police said this accident was weather related. Witnesses reportedly saw the Geo Tracker hydroplane before it lost control.
Maya Golden reporting,