Longview Teen Killed on Hwy 6

Rain-slicked roads made for treacherous driving Saturday. Nowhere was that more evident than on Highway 6.

A two-vehicle accident five miles south of Hearne left one person dead and four injured.

Just before noon, 18-year-old Cateche Dike of Longview was headed south on Highway 6. Authorities say she lost control of her Volkswagon Beetle on a curve due to excessive speed.

Dike's car slid into oncoming traffic, where a Ford Excursion travelling north tried to swerve and miss the Beetle, but ended up colliding with it.

There was a family of four in the Excursion, all of whom were taken to St. Joseph with what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Traffic was backed up for at least three miles in either direction while the highway was cleared.

Dike was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a senior at Longview High School.

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