Safety did not pay off for a Huntsville woman who pulled over to make a cell phone call. She was talking to her husband on the shoulder of I-45 when her car was hit from behind.
Julie Mc Bride, the driver of the second car, died.
The accident happened across from the Goree Unit just north of Huntsville.
The woman on her cell phone was rushed to Houston Herman hospital in serious condition.
Her two children, who were also in the car when it was hit, are both said to be doing okay.
DPS investigators say the three-year-old was probably saved by his safety seat.