Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Accident results in fatality, temporary lane closures
A single-vehicle rollover resulting in a fatality occurred on northbound Earl Rudder Freeway just north of Harvey Mitchell Parkway around 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Bryan Police Department temporarily closed northbound lanes Tuesday afternoon to reconstruct the accident.
Authorities say Marie Ramsey, 78, of Hearne, was pronounced dead on the scene. Her husband, 84-year-old Archie Ramsey, also of Hearne, was the sole passenger in the vehicle and is currently on life support at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
Bryan police say Marie Ramsey was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer when she reacted to something – possibly an abandoned vehicle that was parked in the shoulder – and overcorrected. The vehicle slid and rolled several times, coming to rest upside down. The weather conditions included mist and fog.
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