Fatal wreck in Nolan County

September 29, 2012

One person was killed in a fatal crash in Nolan County on Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012.
According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Director Grant Madden, one woman died after an accident near the Nolan/Taylor County Line.
Three vehicles were involved in the wreck. Four people were in a car when they wrecked with a truck just above a hill on Interstate 20 including an older female, a younger female and one female child and one male child in the back seat. There was one person in the truck. All in the car were buckled and safe after the wreck.
The younger female unbuckled and tried to get the children out, as traffic did not slow down after the crash, due to it not being visible over the hill. The female child was taken to safety when the car was hit by another truck coming over the hill. The older female in the vehicle was severely injured and had to be extricated from the car. She was taken to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene where she died from head injuries sustained from the second wreck. The younger female and the two children were all taken to Hendrick Medical Center with slight injuries.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, about 35 weather-related crashes were reported on Friday by the DPS communications office in Abilene.

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