Melanie Scott Killed in Accident at FM 51 near Weatherford, TX

January 9, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Melanie Scott
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

FM 51, Weatherford, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Cobalt, 18-wheeler
FM 51
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Cobalt and an 18-wheeler collided in a failure-to-yield crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a person at FM 51 near Weatherford, TX on January 9th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 7:30 a.m. According to investigators, a Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling westbound prior to attempting to turn southbound on FM 51. The vehicle is alleged to have failed to yield before turning and was struck by a northbound 18-wheeler. The collision left the driver of the Chevrolet, identified Melanie Scott, with fatal injuries. A 10-year-old passenger was hospitalized with serious injuries. The other driver was uninjured. Additional details were not available.

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