FRANKLIN COUNTY — Three people died in an accident just before 8a.m. Tuesday in Franklin County.
A passenger vehicle driven by Brieyori McGowan, 25, was northbound on Interstate 35 four miles north of the Williamsburg exit, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.
The vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and the driver overcorrected. The vehicle crossed through the median and entered the southbound lanes. A southbound vehicle struck the northbound vehicle.
McGowan and her two children, Kamarria Williams, 7, and Nahajza Jackson, 6, of Texas were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The driver of the southbound vehicle was transported to an area hospital. The sheriff’s department did not release the driver’s name or additional details early Wednesday.
This was the second fatality crash in Franklin County Tuesday. Just after 5:30a.m., a pickup driven by John Brian Yaple, 47, Harrisonville, Missouri, when he drove into a tractor-trailer that jackknifed after hitting a deer, according to the KHP.