Deadly Crash West Of Republic

One person is dead, another is hurt after a crash west of Republic.

The Highway Patrol says it happened between a car and a semi this morning at Highway 174 and Farm Road 51.

A medical examiner was called to the scene late Monday morning.

The driver of the car, Brenda Pickens, was killed, and the driver of the semi was hurt when the big rig rolled over – spilling a load of gravel onto the road. Pickens was 72.

Highway 174 was closed.

The Highway Patrol’s crash team is investigating.

The Highway Patrol crash report says Pickens pulled her car into the path of the big truck.

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