• June 06, 2017

Edna Morgan Killed, 1 Injured, 1 Charged in Bowie County, TX, Accident

Bowie County, TX -- April 12, 2017, a car accident allegedly caused by intoxication resulted in the death of Edna Morgan and the serious injury of another.

Bowie County Sheriff's Deputies reported that the fatal incident happened in the late hours of April 12 southeast of Texarkana along US Highway 59.

Investigators reported that 53-year-old Morgan and a 57-year-old were in an Avalon traveling along US 59. Tyler Reed Pate was in a Ford Fusion in the same traffic lanes. Somehow, his vehicle collided with the Avalon, causing it to lose control and crash.

Morgan was fatally injured in the accident, and she died at a local hospital. The driver of the Avalon was taken to Texarkana in critical condition.

Police determined that Pate had Xanax and Fentanyl in his system as well as being nearly twice the legal blood-alcohol limit. He was arrested and now faces charges.

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