Separate fatality wrecks on Saturday follow Thursday crash that killed three people – Herald-Banner

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Updated: November 6, 2023 @ 11:08 am

Police and other first responders on Saturday were working three near simultaneous motor vehicle accidents with two of those incidents resulting in separate fatalities.
At approximately 9:53 a.m., the Greenville Police Department received a report of a collision involving a commercial motor vehicle and a passenger car in the 1600 block of North Joe Ramsey Boulevard, close to Delano Street. Police and other emergency personnel responded to the scene to provide medical aid, traffic control and to investigate the collision.
In a press release issued Monday, GPD said that when emergency personnel arrived, life-saving measures were attempted without success. The operator of the passenger car – identified as Charlotte Igwe – was later pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Kerry Crews and he conducted an inquest. Igwe’s next of kin were notified and an autopsy was ordered.
Joe Ramsey north of U.S. Highway 380 was shut down in both directions for several hours to investigate the crash but re-opened at about 2 p.m.
Witness information and evidence from the collision investigation indicated the passenger car had been traveling southbound on Joe Ramsey while the commercial motor vehicle had been traveling northbound – hauling a load of crushed concrete – when the passenger car veered into the northbound lane of traffic.
The commercial motor vehicle operator attempted evasive maneuvers to avoid the collision but was unsuccessful. No other person reported injuries because of this collision, and no criminal charges are anticipated.
At about the same time as the Joe Ramsey wreck, Greenville PD also responded to an accident involving two passenger vehicles at Farm-to-Market Road 1570 (Jack Finney Boulevard) and Harrell Street between State Highway 66 and Interstate 30 that also resulted in the death of one person.
According to the accident investigator’s initial course of investigation, it appeared that a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound toward I-30 and attempted to pass another southbound vehicle. The driver of the Suburban is reported to have stated the vehicle he was passing sped up, at which time both vehicles entered a curve in the roadway (no passing zone) where a Chevrolet Trax was traveling northbound. The Trax swerved to the right (east) shoulder of the road to avoid collision. The Suburban and Trax collided head-on. 
The driver of the Trax – identified as Mary Ann Asbury of Greenville – was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Kerry Crews, while the passenger of the Trax was transported by air ambulance to Medical City Hospital in Plano. The driver of the Suburban refused treatment on the scene. 
Anyone with information about this wreck should, contact accident investigator C. Herron at (903) 453-0433 or by email at The collision is still under investigation. 
Hunt County EMS and Greenville Fire and Rescue also were called to a third accident about 10:45 a.m. that involved injuries on Wesley and Pickett streets.
With accident investigations ongoing, no further details have been released and the identity of the victim has not been released.
Saturday’s pair of fatality accidents come just two days after another wreck on Thursday that claimed the lives of three people.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a major crash on Interstate 30 about a mile from Campbell at about 8:30 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicated a semi truck was traveling westbound on I-30 when a two-door passenger vehicle pulled from the shoulder of the highway directly in front of the truck, causing the truck to lose control and veer into the eastbound I-30 lanes.
The 18-wheeler hit a fence before it came to a stop with the passenger vehicle trapped beneath the truck.
The names of the three victims have not yet been released.
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