DPS: Witness Comes Forward In Death Of Bryan Woman

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

State troopers say their investigation has taken a turn in the past couple of days into how a Bryan woman was killed.

Sunday afternoon, between Bryan and Madisonville, a piece of metal flew off a trailer and crashed through the windshield of a pickup and hit 33-year-old Tracey White.

The questions keep coming from the victim's sister.

The horrible accident has had State troopers puzzled.

"We had basically a piece of metal that we had to match it to something. We didn't know what we were trying to match that metal to,” said Trooper Jimmy Morgan with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Investigators say a piece of angle iron came off some kind of truck and trailer going westbound on Highway 21. White was the passenger in a pickup going eastbound and the angle iron hit the windshield then her head.

In 24 hours, the investigators say they have come closer to the answer.

A witness from Louisiana came forward saying he was driving behind a truck and trailer in which a piece of metal flew off.

"He thought maybe it hit the truck, maybe the truck had some damage or whatever, but he had no idea it actually hurt anybody,” said Morgan.

The witness gave a description:
-A white pick-up truck
-possibly a 3/4 ton extended cab
- occupied by two white men, approximately 50 years old

The witness told investigators the truck was towing a dark colored gooseneck trailer that was loaded with at least two round bales of hay, and a hay rake implement.

"We knew kind of what we were looking for. Was there any businesses in that area where possibly the truck/trailer might have come by,” said Morgan.

Detectives say their only hope to get an image of that truck is by video taken from surveillance camera found at asmall bank in Kurten. Detectives have reviewed the video, they are in the process of obtaining it, and say they have seen the truck that they believe matches the witness’s description.

Investigators and the victim's family hope that the additional pieces of information help bring answers.

State troopers say they have to talk to the driver of the truck and trailer in order to determine what charges, if any, he/she would face.

Anyone with information is asked to please call the DPS office.

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