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Woman killed after head-on crash with semi on Highway 190

Posted at 7:44 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 15:37:39-04

COPPERAS COVE, TX — A woman was killed after a head-on crash with an 18-wheeler on 190 in Copperas Cove on Friday.

Copperas Cove police said at approximately 12:59 a.m., a two-vehicle crash occurred on the US 190 Bypass in Copperas Cove. DPS responded to the scene.

A 2002 Ford passenger car was traveling eastbound and a 2019 Freightliner truck-tractor semi was heading westbound.

The Ford drove on the wrong side of the road into the path of the 18-wheeler. The vehicles collided head-on.

The driver of the Ford, 27-year-old Abigail Smith, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi, 52-year-old Steven Felix, was uninjured.

On Monday, bypass 190 was shut down for several hours due to an 18-wheeler crash.

The initial investigation revealed a Hyundai sedan was traveling westbound on 190 and an 18-wheeler truck and trailer was traveling eastbound. The Hyundai crossed onto the oncoming traffic lane and struck the 18-wheeler head on.