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Emergency crews in Tyler County were on the scene of a fatal accident late Thursday afternoon. It happened shortly before 5:00 on U.S. Highway 190 at Farm to Market Road 1746, just east of the Woodville city limits.

According to Sergeant Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 2013 Chevrolet pickup truck was eastbound on Highway 190, while a 2004 Kia passenger vehicle was stopped on FM 1746. Davis said the driver of the Kia pulled out onto the highway and into the path of the Chevrolet. Kia was then struck by the Chevrolet, and both vehicles coming to rest in the middle of the roadway.

Davis said the driver of the Kia, 48-year-old Katrena Kay Smith, of Onalaska, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Ken Jobe.

Meanwhile, according to Sergeant Davis the passenger in the Kia, 42-year-old Marshall Tucker, also of Onalaska, was transported to a local hospital where he refused medical treatment.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Kenneth Shavers, 31, of Fred, was not injured.


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