Passenger killed in Gatesville crash: Texas DPS

Posted at 3:39 PM, Feb 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-13 23:41:37-05

GATESVILLE, Texas – A 74-year-old Gatesville woman was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on US 84 in Coryell County, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported Monday.

Mary Lee Tickell, a passenger in a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse that was exiting a private drive, was “killed upon impact,” DPS said.

The accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m., roughly .01 miles west of Gatesville.

According to DPS, a 34-year-old Gatesville man – driving a 2001 Chevrolet 1500 pickup – was traveling eastbound and the Traverse – driven by a 68-year-old Gatesville woman – pulled onto US 84.

“According to the investigating Trooper, the driver of the Traverse failed to yield right-of-way, and pulled into the path of the eastbound pick-up truck,” DPS said in the release. “The pick-up truck collided with the passenger side of the Traverse,” killing Tickell.

Justice of the Peace Coy Latham pronounced Tickell dead on scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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