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Accident claims woman’s life

By Staff | Dec 16, 2009

A Tyler County woman is dead following an accident Dec.10, near Middlebourne.

According to the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office, a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire traveling on County Road 7, commonly known as Wick Road, left the roadway and struck a tree head-on at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Joyce Stevens and her mother Mary Barker, both of Middlebourne, were injured in the accident. The two were trapped in the car and extricated by the Middlebourne Fire Department.

Both were transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Barker was transported by Air EVAC Life Team and later died from her injuries.

Additional assistance was given by Alma EMS.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by Sheriff Bob Kendle.