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September 18, 2012

31-year-old woman dies in Seven Points crash

Athens — A 2-vehicle wreck in Seven Points killed a 31-year-old woman Monday.

The SPPD investigated the wreck that claimed the live of Katy Preston of Seven Points. The other driver, Daniel Williams, 52, of Malakoff, was treated and released from a local hospital.

SPPD Lt. Stuart Newby said the wreck occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Farm-to-Market Road 85 near County Road 2139. Preston was westbound in a 2002 Mercury passenger car, while Williams was traveling east in a 1982 Chevrolet pickup.

Newby said the pickup was far larger than the Mercury, and caused considerable damage to the smaller vehicle.

Preston did not survive the crash. Williams was taken to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, then transported to ETMC Athens.

Newby said SPPD is still looking into the wreck to determine what made the two cars collide.  The initial accident report was taken by Sgt. Raymond Wennerstrom, and Newby is now handling the SPPD investigation.

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