LUELLA, TX (10/15/2015) — A Thursday morning head-on wreck claimed the lives of Charles Murphy, Mary Murphy and Janet Fox.
According to Texas DPS Troopers, 74-year-old Charles Murphy, 65-year-old Mary Murphy, and 64-year-old Janet Fox were all killed due to a head-on car accident in Luella, Texas.
This fatal accident occurred along Highway 11 at around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.
DPS Trooper Mark Tackett stated that Fox was traveling westbound when she veered into eastbound traffic and collided with the Murphy’s pickup truck.
“The driver got on the wrong side of the road for unknown reasons,” Trooper Tackett said.
Fox and Charles Murphy lost their lives at the scene. Mary Murphy was being transported to nearby area hospital, but she died in the ambulance.
This area is considered dangerous by many residents, and they believe that the speed limit is to blame.
“They got the speed limit too high. It needs to be around 55 or 60. I know that sounds slow but there could’a been a lot of lives saved if the speed limit hadn’t been raised to 70,” said longtime resident Alton Morphew.
This accident remains under investigation.
Until a full investigation is complete, we can only speculate reasons why the driver drifted from her lane. Could the speed limit have caused the driver to lose control of her vehicle? That’s certainly a possibility. If you have any information regarding this accident, please leave us a comment below.