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Wood Co. woman killed after head-on collision with semi-truck

Updated: Feb. 26, 2015 at 10:59 AM CST
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WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Wood County woman was killed after her car was hit head-on by a tractor trailer on Wednesday.

Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark said the crash occurred Wednesday morning around 9:20 on Highway 11, about 7 miles east of Winnsboro. Dark said the semi-truck was traveling westbound on Hwy 11 when the driver crossed over the center line while rounding a curve and hit the car head-on in the eastbound lane.

The driver of the car, identified as Velma Dismukes, 42, of Winnsboro, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Mitchell Bartram, 56, of Euless, was not injured.

Dismukes' body was taken to the Batey Funeral Home in Winnsboro. DPS officials did not say whether road conditions had any role in the accident.

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