Posted on July 12, 2015.
Karyn Peterson, 53, of Paradise was killed in the three-vehicle accident on Texas 114 between Boyd and Paradise Saturday morning.
Department of Public Safety Sgt. Lonny Haschel Sunday released Peterson’s name, as well as the others involved in the crash.
Peterson was driving a Ford Escape east on 114 near the 51 exit to Springtown when, for unknown reasons, she veered into the westbound lane. DPS Trooper Jeremy Pope said the passenger car sideswiped a westbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Treva Anderson, 47, of Boyd. The pickup went into a side skid and came to rest in the middle of the road, facing east.
After the Escape struck the pickup, it continued across the westbound lane and was hit by a GMC Yukon, pulling two Sea-Doos. The Yukon was driven by Russell Hightower, 29, of Springtown.
The impact split the Escape in two with one half landing in the creek below the roadway. Peterson was pronounced dead on scene by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Craig Johnson. There were no passengers in her vehicle.
Trooper Pope said a passenger in the pickup, Wade Anderson, 49, of Boyd, was transported to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur with injuries. He was treated and released. The Anderson’s teenage daughter was also in the pickup, but she and her mother were not injured.
Hightower and Yukon passenger Autumn Hightower, 25, of Springtown were treated and released from Wise Regional.
In addition to troopers, Boyd Fire Department, sheriff’s deputies and Wise County medics were called to the scene. The highway was shut down for almost three hours. It re-opened at 12:20 p.m.
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