DPS releases name of Tyler County fatality accident victim

Betty Jo Slaydon, 73, of Kirbyville, died in a collision at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday on US 190 about four miles east of Woodville near Dam B in Tyler County.

Rube Wayne Slaydon, 75, of Kirbyville, the driver of the Ford Focus in which Betty Jo Slaydon was a passenger, sustained serious injuries.

The DPS says the driver of the other vehicle, Reginald Williams 45, of Woodville, and his passenger, were seriously injured.

DPS investigators say Williams was driving at an unsafe speed for the wet road conditions and lost control of his vehicle. It began to spin, traveled into the eastbound lane and was struck by the other car.

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