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Wreck victim dies

By Brian Knox | Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Elizabeth Roberts, 72, of Decatur died late Thursday night at John Peter Smith Hospital in Forth Worth where she had been since the wreck, according to Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins.

Roberts was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Charles Roberts, 75.

Hoskins said the accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Nov. 27 on Farm Road 730 under U.S. 81/287. He said a car driven by Destiny Beasley, 17, of New Fairview was southbound on FM 730. As she was turning left to enter U.S. 81/287 southbound, she collided with a car northbound on FM 730 driven by Charles Roberts.

Beasley and Charles Roberts were taken by ambulance to Wise Health System in Decatur with non-life-threatening injuries while Elizabeth Roberts was flown to JPS with serious injuries.

Hoskins said he does not expect to file criminal charges in the wreck.

Funeral for Roberts was Tuesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.

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