• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: January 2020
One Person Dead after Tragic Head-On Collision in Wood County

Wood County, TX (1/6/2020) -One person is dead and others are injured after a head-on collision occurred between two vehicles in Wood County.

The accident happened Thursday, Jan 2, around 8:45 p.m. on State Highway 37 when a Dodge Journey driven by 46-year-old Anna Ruth Bates was headed around a curve to the right while a Toyota 4Runner headed south on the same road. The 4Runner, driven by 24-year-old Kaylie Michelle Hasten, crossed into the opposing lane and struck Bates head-on.

Bates was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 7-month-old child riding with Bates was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. He passed away due to injuries sustained in the accident.

Hasten was taken to a nearby hospital, where she remains in stable condition.

A passenger riding with Hasten, a 1-year-old female, was taken to UT-Health in Tyler where she also remains in stable condition.

Passengers in the Dodge Journey, six and four-year-old female passengers, were taken to UT-Health in Tyler. They also all remain in stable condition.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Accidents that involve extensive injuries or death are encouraged to contact legal counsel due to the amount of damages that come from an accident that causes such fatalities. An attorney can deal with insurance adjusters for you, negotiate settlements, and represent your best interests if a lawsuit is needed. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: KLTV, CBS 19, East Texas Matters

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About the Author

Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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