Fatality Accident on Hwy-19 North
Claims Life of Young Mother
by: Bobby McDonald
A "head-on" collission on State Highway-19 North, at 6:09 p.m., Wednesday, claimed the life of twenty-six year old, Rebecca Ann Marlow, the mother of two children. Marlow was driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebree, south, approximately one-half mile north of the Highway 71 and Hwy-19 intersection, in Birthright, when her vehicle drifted into the north bound lane, hitting a four-ton International "bob-tail" truck, occupied by Jorge Reza, age 44, and Jorge Marcias, listed as 30 years old. The two men in the truck received injuries that required transportation to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, but were thought not to be life-threatening.
Marlow was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Ronny Glossup, who ordered a routine autopsy.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Brandon Stribling, who reported on Thursday morning, that the accident was still being investigated.
The accident reminds all of us to be careful and to be extra cautious with the upcoming holiday travels. The young mother was reported to have been almost one mile from home!