Gause wreck claims Gatesville woman’s life
GAUSE—A 39-year-old Gatesville woman died Saturday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of US 79 and Farm to Market Road 2095 in Gause.
According to Trooper J. C. Brooks, Zina Pitts was the driver of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and was turning from FM 2095 onto US 79 when her vehicle was in collision with a westbound 2009 Dodge pickup driven by Nabil Silvey, 33, of Milano.
Brooks said the Chevrolet had come to a stop at the stop sign, then proceeded to make a left turn onto the US 79.
He said Silvey, who was not injured, attempted to take evasive action but the pickup struck the car.
Brooks said both drivers were wearing seat belts.
Damages to both vehicles were termed extensive.
Justice of the Peace Andy Isaacs was called to the scene and pronounced Pitts dead.
The Gause Volunteer Fire Department was initially called to the crash at 12:43 p.m. and the Milano VFD was summoned 12 minutes later.
The Milano VFD removed the body with a jaws of life apparatus.
According to the DPS, the crash was the only one investigated during the past week in southern Milam County.
Several calls were made to northern part of Milam County during last week’s flooding.