Woman dies in one-car crash

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 30, 2014

Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–Department of Public Safety trooper Kyle Bradford reports a fatal traffic accident Wednesday, Jan. 22, involving just one car a half-mile south of the City of Kemp.
Kaufman County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Johnny Adams pronounced the death at the scene on State Highway 274. (See obituary page 11A of the Thursday, January 30, 2014 issue of The Monitor.)
Bradford reports that Sharlene L. Stephens, 39 of Gun Barrel City, was northbound at around 2:30 a.m. when for an unknown reason she crossed over into the southbound lane and left the roadway into the ditch on the west side of the road.
The trooper said her 2002 Kia sedan then went airborne and crashed into trees and a concrete culvert before coming to rest on the driver’s side on the north side of the ditch.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle, he added.