Catherin Brigid Strain Injured; Pennie Jarret-Gehlhausen Killed in Accident at US 77 near Hallestsville, TX

August 25, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Catherin Brigid Strain, Pennie Jarret-Gehlhausen
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

US 77, Hallestsville, TX

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Toyota Avalon, Honda Pilot
US 77
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Toyota Avalon and a Honda Pilot were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities have information on a crash that killed one person involved at US 77 near Hallestsville, TX on August 25th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. According to investigators, a Honda Pilot operated by 61-year-old Pennie Jarret-Gehlhausen was headed westbound on FM 531, nearing US 77. At the same time, authorities say a Toyota Avalon operated by 21-year-old Catherin Brigid Strain was northbound on US 77. Upon reaching the intersection, sources say the Honda pulled into the path of the Toyota, the two vehicles colliding in the process. The impact sent the Honda into a wire fence before it came to rest in a nearby pasture. The Toyota veered into a ditch following the impact. Officials say Jarret-Gehlhausen died at the scene while Strain was hospitalized in stable condition. Additional information was not available.

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