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Smithville Woman Killed in Head-On Collision

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

KVUE News is reporting that a woman in her 70s was killed after she lost control of her Honda and collided with an SUV on Texas 71 in Smithville on Wednesday afternoon.

Details about the Fatal Accident

The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management stated that emergency crews were working the scene of the major motor vehicle accident at Texas 71 and Loop Road. The eastbound lanes were closed for about two hours so crews could clean up the scene.

The Texas Department of Public Safety indicated that the Honda crossed over the median and hit an Audi SUV head on. The driver of the Audi, who, according to the DPS, is in their 50s, was taken to the Seton Smithville Regional Hospital and is expected to be okay.

The identity of the woman who was killed in the accident has not been released until her family has been notified.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there are thousands of wrongful deaths on Texas roadway every year in the state of Texas:

  • One person was killed on Texas roadways every two and a half hours in 2014.
  • The death toll on Texas roadways in 2014 was 3,534.
  • 581 people were killed in head on collisions on Texas roadways in 2014.


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