Woman killed in head-on collision in Texas

On Feb. 3, a woman who had spent 18 years of her life working in the Whitesboro ISD was killed in a head-on collision. Flags at buildings controlled by the district were flown at half-staff in memory of the woman, who had served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal of Whitesboro Middle School.

The car accident occurred at 7 a.m., slowing traffic along a stretch of U.S. Highway 377, according to a report from a local media outlet. A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety claimed that the collision happened when a vehicle that was traveling south on the highway attempted to pass a car by moving into lanes of oncoming traffic. That car collided head-on with the principal’s vehicle.

The principal was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The other driver, a 60-year-old man who lives in Sadler, was take to TMC. He was reportedly in critical condition and was transferred to the Medical Center of Plano for an emergency surgery. At the time of reporting, he was receiving treatment in that hospital’s intensive care use.

Fatal head-on collisions may result in both emotional and financial problems for a victim’s survivors. In addition to the cost of funeral and burial services, the loss of an individual’s income might result economic uncertainty for the rest of the household. However, it may be able to recover some of those losses by seeking compensation in court. An attorney could help the victims of a car accident file a wrongful death lawsuit that could result in court-ordered awards that could be used to cover the costs stemming from a family members death.

Source: KXII, “Whitesboro principal killed in crash,” Sean Larsen, Feb. 4, 2015