Freak accident on foggy highway leaves Central Texas woman dead

The accident left one woman dead. (File)
The accident left one woman dead. (File)
Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 8:10 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2021 at 10:28 AM CDT
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MILAM COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) - A woman is dead after an accident Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 79 near the community of Gause, just west of Hearne.

The accident happened as the driver of a Ford pickup was trying to jump-start a stalled Honda at around 5:30 a.m. on the eastbound shoulder of the highway, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

The drivers were standing near at the front of the Honda and Stephanie Louisa Torres-Herrera, 29, of Taylor, who was a passenger in the Ford, was behind the Honda searching for something in the trunk when an 18-wheeler drifted onto the shoulder and struck her.

She died at the scene.

There was heavy fog in the area at the time of the accident.

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