Mt. Vernon woman dies after 2-vehicle wreck in Franklin County

Mt. Vernon woman dies after 2-vehicle wreck in Franklin County
Mt. Vernon woman dies after 2-vehicle wreck in Franklin County

MOUNT PLEASANT- Texas (KLTV) - A 66-year-old Mt. Vernon woman died after trying to avoid a collision six miles north of Mt. Vernon in Franklin County Tuesday morning.

According to a preliminary report, at 10:48 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2020, the Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were notified of a traffic wreck on State Highway 37, about six miles north of Mt. Vernon in Franklin County. The initial investigation indicated that a 2020 Chevrolet 1500 pickup was traveling southbound on State Highway 37 and a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling northbound on State Highway 37.

According to the report, for an undetermined reason, the driver of the pickup crossed over into the northbound lane while the driver of the Equinox moved into the southbound lane to try to avoid the collision.

The driver of the pickup is identified as John Ellis, 61, of Little River, Texas. He was taken to a hospital in Tyler with critical injuries.

The driver of the Equinox was identified as Judy Deal, 66, of Mt. Vernon. She died at the scene.

The wreck is under investigation.

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