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Stephenville resident killed in accident on Hwy 67

Ashley Inge

A Stephenville resident was killed in a car accident Tuesday morning on Highway 67, three miles southeast of Stephenville.

According to an accident report released by DPS Sgt. Richard Hunter, preliminary investigation indicates that Jimmie Dean Fox, 55, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo and traveling southeast on US 67 around 7 a.m. Tuesday when he pulled to the shoulder of the roadway to allow traffic behind to pass.

Fox attempted to turn left from the shoulder into a private driveway, but failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2005 Chevrolet pickup that was also traveling southeast on US 67.

The pickup, driven by 24-year-old Deanna Nicole Hataway of Hewitt, struck the Aveo on the driver’s side.

Fox was pronounced dead at the scene, while Hataway was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville with undisclosed injuries.