Cheryl Smith Killed, Angela Washington and Gloria Williams Injured in Head-On Collision on U.S. Highway 175 in Cherokee County
Cherokee County, TX. (August 11, 2021)- One person was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on August 9, 2021 in Cherokee County, Texas. The accident occurred shortly after 6:00 a.m. on U.S. Highway 175 near Cuney, Texas. DPS reported that the driver of an eastbound 2007 Dodge Durango crossed into the westbound lane and crashed head-on into a 2007 Ford Fiesta. The driver of the Durango was transported to UT-Health East Texas in Jacksonville in stable condition. 68-year Cheryl Smith, a passenger in the Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene. 43-year-old Angela Washington, the Ford driver, was taken to UT-Health East Texas in Tyler in serious condition. 68-year-old Gloria Williams, a second passenger in the Ford, was also taken to UT-Health East Texas in Tyler with serious injuries. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to send our condolences to the family of Cheryl Smith. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
We wish the injured victims a full and complete recovery. Our thoughts are with them and their families at this time.
Head-On Collision in Texas
Head-on collisions are the most dangerous collisions and often result from drivers losing control of their vehicles, driving under the influence, or driving distracted. Because head-on collisions are considered the most dangerous, the survival rate is extremely low.
At The Benton Law Firm, we help families of deceased victims file wrongful death lawsuits to help receive compensation from all liable parties. Although money cannot replace the death of a loved one, it does help pay for funeral expenses, hospital bills, and more. If you lost a loved one in a head-on collision, contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 777-7777.
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