Head-on crash leaves one dead, sends 2 to local hospitals

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COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) A head-on crash early Monday outside of Copperas Cove left a Central Texas woman dead and sent two others, including a child, to local hospitals.

Summer Hanebuth, 30, of Gatesville, died at the scene of the accident after her 2001 Buick sedan crossed into the northbound lane of FM 116 and collided head-on with a 2017 Jeep just before 7 a.m. Monday, Department of Public Safety Sgt. David Roberts said.

A boy who was riding in the Buick was taken to McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple with what Roberts described as non-incapacitating injuries.

The driver of the Jeep, Lance Heidt, 47, of Copperas Cove, was flown by helicopter to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple with what Roberts said were incapacitating injuries.