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Woman dies in collision with 18-wheeler at rural Central Texas highway intersection

The pickup and 18-wheeler collided early Tuesday afternoon.
The pickup and 18-wheeler collided early Tuesday afternoon.(Eric Franklin)
Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 1:04 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 7, 2021 at 9:35 AM CDT
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BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) - A woman has died after a collision involving a pickup and an 18-wheeler early Tuesday afternoon at a rural Bell County highway intersection.

The accident was reported at around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on FM 93 at State Highway 95 just north of Little River-Academy.

Franchesca Meghan Novick, 27, of Bastrop was northbound in a pickup truck on Highway 95 when she approached a stop sign.

According to the investigating trooper, Novick stopped at the sign, but failed to yield right of way to the 18-wheeler, which hit her truck.

Novick was taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

Further details weren’t immediately available.

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