The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the names of the two women killed in separate traffic accidents in Wood and Van Zandt counties Monday afternoon.
Seventy-two-year-old Barbara Fish of Yantis was killed in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 154 near Farm-to-Market 515 in Wood County. Police say she failed to stop at the intersection and was struck by a vehicle heading westbound on FM 515.
The driver of the second vehicle, was hospitalized in stable condition.
In Canton, police say 56-year-old Linda Abbott, was making a U-turn in the on State Highway 243, outside of Canton HS, Monday afternoon when she was hit by a speeding driver. Abbott was killed in the crash. The other driver was not injured.
The two fatalities continued a grim series of fatal accidents in Northeast Texas this week. Earlier on Monday 40-year Stephen Close of Ladonia man died after being hit by a truck while walking along a ditch on Farm-to-Market 2990 near State Highway 34.The driver has not identified the driver, but is expected to face charges.
On Tuesday evening a crash in Grand Saline took the life of 51-year-old city resident Martha Maxfield. Police say Maxfield failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of US Highway 80 and Farm-to-Market 17 when she was struck by a pickup truck. Maxfield was reportedly thrown from the car and had not been wearing her seat belt.
The other driver was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition.