Bell County, TX (4/6/2021) – A woman was killed after being hit by an 18-wheeler early Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened around 12:20 p.m. on FM 93 at State Highway 95, just north of Little River-Academy.
A pickup truck driven by 27-year-old Franchesca Meghan Novick was headed north when she failed to yield at a stop sign and was then struck by an 18-wheeler.
Novick was taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
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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