Woman, 65, dies in crash on Highway 144
A Somervell County woman died in a three-vehicle crash late Saturday afternoon on Highway 144 in Somervell County near Somervell County Floors. According to the Texas Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet pickup driven by Elio Jesus Quintero Sanchez, 26, of Mexico, was traveling north on 144 and did not slow down in time to keep from hitting a Chevrolet car that was slowing down for traffic stopped ahead. The pickup then traveled into the southbound lane and hit an oncoming Hyundai sport utility vehicle head on. The Hyundai was driven by Judy Allison Hammond, 65, of Rainbow. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Sanchez was airflited to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with serious injuries.