Frankston, TX (4/25/2021) – A couple was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Sunday on State Highway 155.
The accident happened around 2:05 p.m. James Wimberly, 84, was driving a white Toyota Highlander north on SH 155 while a white Kia Sorento was also headed north at a high rate of speed.
According to reports, the Kia went over a small grade and failed to control speed. The Kia struck the Toyota in the rear, causing the Toyota to veer across southbound lanes and into a ditch. It struck several trees.
James Wimberly and his wife, Bonnie Wimberly, 84, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the Kia, 57-year-old Dianna Johnston, was sent to the hospital for serious injuries.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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