Longview PD cites alcohol as factor in first fatal wreck of 2018

Longview PD cites alcohol as factor in first fatal wreck of 2018
Source: Longview Police Department

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - The Longview Police Department is citing alcohol as a factor in the first fatality of the new year.

Around 12:22 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a one vehicle crash in the 1800 block of Page Road.

A 2005 Ford 500 driven by Sharika Lata Hicks, 35, of Longview, ran a stop sign at the intersection with Alpine Road, a news release stated.

The car continued off the roadway and struck a tree.

Hicks was not wearing a seat belt and had been drinking, according to Longview Police. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Hicks was the only occupant of the vehicle.

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