Woman killed in Smith County pin-in incident was City of Bullard employee

Jennifer MacWhirter
Jennifer MacWhirter((Source:
Updated: Sep. 9, 2020 at 3:00 PM CDT
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SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A Bullard city employee died Tuesday night when she was pinned between two vehicles while loading trash at a Smith County business.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were sent to a business in the 13000 block of County Road 192. At the scene, they found Jennifer MacWhirter had been killed by being pinned in between two vehicles.

MacWhirter worked as Human Resources Director for the City of Bullard. She had been on staff there since 2004. She did office cleaning as a side job, according to a source who worked with the city.

We are deeply saddened to share news of the loss of a member of our Bullard City Hall Family, Jennifer MacWhirter....

Posted by City of Bullard, TX - Government on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Deputies determined MacWhirter was at the location doing custodial services and preparing to load a pickup with trash when she was pinned between two vehicles. The driver’s side door was open and pushed all the way into the quarter panel. It was still running and in reverse. The sheriff’s office believes the incident is an accident.

Next of kin has been notified.

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