On Sunday morning, Patricia Godwin, a 45-year-old woman from Weatherford, Texas, died in a car wreck which occurred on Texas 171, nine miles south of Weatherford. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Ms. Godwin was southbound on Texas 171 in a 2008 Jeep Patriot when she was hit by a pick-up truck heading southbound which veered out of its lane. The collision caused Godwin's Patriot to roll over and come to rest on its roof. The driver of the Ford pick-up truck is from Cresson, Texas. He was taken to a hospital in Fort Worth.
My sincere condolences go out to Patricia Godwin's friends and family. It does not appear that she did anything wrong and instead, she lost her life prematurely. This type of accident is very common where one vehicle veers, sometimes only slightly, outside of its lane causing a head-on collision. Oftentimes, the reason for veering is driver distraction, such as cell phone usage. I have also seen cases of vehicle malfunction and of the driver. Hopefully, a complete investigation will determine the cause of the wreck.