May 3 ,2021: On Wednesday, April 28, Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash near Tyler. The crash happened on SH-110 South at Meador Cemetery Rd. south of Tyler’s City limits in Smith County.
Violet Louise Wright, 59, of Bullard, the driver of a Honda Accord, had stopped on Meador Cemetery Rd attempting to enter SH-110 South. The driver of a Volkswagen Jetta, Jessica Karen King, 20, of Lindale was traveling northbound on SH-110 South. It was at this intersection that Wright failed to yield the right of way, entering onto SH-110 South, King hit the Honda that had pulled out into the traffic lane.
Wright was transported to UT Health–Tyler, where she was pronounced dead. King, the driver who struck Wright’s vehicle was transported to UT Health-Tyler in stable condition.