|Brashear woman dies following Sunday wreck|
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
July 17, 2006 - An 85-year-old Brashear woman died early this morning at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where she was flown for treatment of injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident Sunday afternoon.
Emergency dispatchers were first alerted of the wreck just before 2 p.m. yesterday by another motorist, who said a vehicle had rolled over near the U.S. Highway 67 overpass on the south service road of Interstate 30.
Hopkins County and Cumby firefighters were dispatched to the U.S. Highway 67 exit along with Hopkins County Emergency Medical Services , sheriff's deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers.
When emergency responders arrived they found Lucille King in her Ford Explorer, which had crashed into a utility pole, and were helped her from the vehicle. Paramedics treated her at the scene until an air ambulance could transport her to the Dallas hospital.
State troopers returned to the scene Monday morning to continue investigating the accident and said King was traveling west on thenorth service road of I-30, when her 2004 model sport utility vehicle ran off the road. She over-corrected, and as best as troopers could tell, accidentally hit the gas instead of applying the brake, causing the Explore to shoot forward. She over-corrected again, and as a result, the vehicle ran through a ditch and become airborne before hitting a utility pole, according Trooper Corey Kernell, lead investigator of the crash.
TXU was contacted for repairs and damages to and resulting from the utility pole, according to sheriff's reports.
Funeral services for Lucille King are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.