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updated 2:33 PM UTC, Aug 16, 2018

Kirbyville woman killed in two vehicle crash

WOODVILLE – A Kirbyville woman is dead following a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Woodville on Sunday evening.

Betty Jo Slaydon, a 73-year-old Kirbyville woman, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident by Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Martha Dawson. The crash occurred approximately four miles east of Woodville.
Slaydon was the passenger in a 2008 Ford Focus traveling eastbound on US 190, according to preliminary reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A 2015 Chrysler passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on the stretch of road, which was wet from Sunday evening's storm, at an unsafe speed for the condition of the road. The driver of the Chrysler, Reginald Williams of Woodville, lost control of the vehicle, began to spin into the eastbound lane of the highway and was struck by the Ford.

The driver of the Ford, 75-year-old Rube Wayne Slaydon, Sr., of Kirbyville, was transported to Tyler County Hospital with serious injuries.

Both the 45-year-old Williams and his passenger were transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

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