Limestone County: Services set for detention center Sgt. killed in crash

Aundrea Simms, 37, a sergeant at the Limestone County Detention Center, died after his Dodge SUV crashed head-on into a Chevrolet pickup truck that was stopped after hitting a cow in the road in Limestone County, the Department of Public Safety said. (File)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) The visitation and funeral are scheduled for Aundrea Simms, 37, a sergeant with the Limestone County Detention Center, who was killed in a crash caused by loose livestock last week.

Simms' Dodge SUV crashed head-on into a Chevrolet pickup truck that was stopped after hitting a cow in the road in Limestone County, the Department of Public Safety said.

The accident happened at around 5:40 a.m. Thursday, January 16 on State Highway 164 east of Groesbeck, near Limestone County Road 1953.

Simms, who was from Madisonville, was pronounced dead at the scene, the DPS said.

Warden Charles Vondra of the Limestone County Detention Center said Simms had been with the department since March 2019.

The viewing has been scheduled for Friday, January 24 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Madisonville Funeral Home.

That's located at 1511 E. Main in Madisonville.

And the funeral is Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 300 South Elm St.in Madisonville.

DPS officials say the Chevy pickup was headed east when the initial accident happened and investigators say Simms was headed west, but swerved to the left crashing into the truck.