Woman dies after being struck by vehicle in Coryell County

Posted at 11:05 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 15:20:32-04

CORYELL COUNTY — Texas DPS Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle versus multiple pedestrians with a fatality.

A 2014 Subaru Forester SUV operated by Joan Ann Werner, 76, of Canyon Lake, Texas, was traveling eastbound on US 84.

A 2015 Audi passenger car, occupied by two male occupants, had pulled over and stopped on the eastbound shoulder. The Audi reportedly pulled over due to road debris being lodged underneath the Audi.

A passing motorist identified as Kary Sue Ann Poorman, 58, of Purmela, Texas, had stopped and parked behind the Audi to offer her assistance.

The approaching Subaru failed to drive in a single marked lane and ran off the right side of the roadway. The Subaru struck a culvert, went airborne, and then struck Poorman and one of the male occupants of the Audi.

Coryell County Justice of the Peace pronounced Poorman deceased on scene. The male occupant was flown to Scott & White in Temple.

Werner was transported via ambulance to Scott & White in Temple.

Texas DPS would like to remind drivers to limit distractions while driving. Always be mindful of vehicles that may be utilizing the shoulder off the roadway to stop, stand or park. Use caution when approaching and passing a parked vehicle and give them the safe space they require.