North Zulch Woman Remembered By Friends After Being Killed In Highway 21 Accident

MADISONVILLE, Texas There are still a lot of unanswered questions following a strange accident Thursday night that killed a North Zulch woman.

A piece of oilfield equipment fell off an 18-wheeler and crashed into her car on Highway 21 between Bryan and Madisonville.

News 3 looked at how the woman killed, Phyllis Robinson, was a long time teller at a Madisonville Bank.

Flowers and a photo catches your eye when you walk into the Prosperity Bank in Madisonville.

"Phyllis was a big part of our Prosperity Bank family and we're mourning her," said Tammy Hoke, the President of the Prosperity Bank Madisonville Banking Center.

She worked with Phyllis for more than 17 years.

66-year-old Phyllis Robinson of North Zulch died Thursday night in a freak accident when DPS Troopers say a heavy piece of oilfield frack valve equipment fell off an 18-wheeler heading eastbound on Highway 21 in North Zulch, bounced on the road and crashed into Robinson's Chevy Trailblazer heading the other way.

"Phyllis had the sweetest personality. Everybody loved her, she was kind, considerate, compassionate," said Hoke.

"I can't say enough good things about Phyllis," she said.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, 37-year-old Aaron Moore of Boyd, Texas was distraught but not injured according to DPS Troopers.

Investigators are looking to see if charges will or will not be filed.

The accident happened on what's called Hibbett's Curve, an area with a history of bad crashes, plus there's also a lot of oilfield traffic here.

"You've just got to look for other drivers instead of just worrying about yourself. But that's on every road on every highway and every state," said Trooper Ross Bates with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

"Just keep her family in your prayers, in your prayers. That would be great," said Tammy Hoke.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Day Funeral Home In Madisonville.

Phyllis Robinson is survived by her husband and a son.

TxDOT is looking at widening that portion of Highway 21 or adding passing lanes, but currently there's no funding for the project.

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