A fifth major accident in the last seven days in Robertson County has claimed another pair of lives.
Just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, a few miles north of OSR on Highway 6, a white Explorer travelling south towards Bryan veered into northbound traffic. The cause for that veer is unknown.
Reports have the SUV colliding with traffiic going north towards Hearne. The SUV spun off the road, eventually catching fire. The driver, 38-year-old Angela Summerlin of Bryan, was found lying in the middle of the road dead. The passenger, 37-year-old Matthew Maddux, also of Bryan, died in the SUV.
After the initial collision, the 18-wheeler and a gold Equinox also headed north veered into each other, then off the highway. The big rig's driver from Waxahachie walked away from the wreck. Betty Bighorse, a 67-year-old Cameron woman, was driving the Equinox. She was transported to St. Joseph Regional Health Center, but was treated and released according to the hospital
Three major accidents in Robertson County claimed three lives and injured four on September 6. While no one was killed or injured in the third wreck that day, it was attributed to the stoppage of traffic due to the second wreck. Fuel spilled into a creek as a result.
Tuesday, one person died and six were injured near the Leon County line.