Elderly Woman Dies in Tragic Freak Accident
The victim of a freak traffic accident Wednesday (June 8) in the westbound lanes of South Loop 289 has died.
Eighty-one-year-old Dorothy Martin of Porterville, California was killed after an unattached trailer hitch crashed through the windshield of the 2015 Subaru she was a passenger in.
Martin was reportedly struck in the head by the trailer hitch and transported by emergency medical service to UMC where she later died.
The driver of the Subaru, William Martin (81), was able to exit off The Loop following the collision and dial 911.
Mr. Martin was not harmed in the crash.