A 27-year-old woman was killed in a FM 1537 crash late Saturday night, according to officials.
Hopkins County firefighters and sheriff‘s deputies were dispatched at 11:28 p.m. June 27, 2020 to FM 1537. The vehicle reportedly hit a tree and caught fire with the lone occupant still inside. State troopers also responded to the location.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety crash reports the Ford Explorer left the road in a curve traveling north, went into a ditch and struck a tree. The vehicle was reported to have traveled through several obstacles, including fencing before striking the tree. On impact, the SUV reportedly caught on fire with the driver still inside.
Taylor Smith Hutchings, a 27-year-old woman noted in reports to be from Dekalb, TX. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace BJ Teer.