FROM STAFF REPORTS
MARBLE FALLS — Investigators believe a car crossed into oncoming traffic at an intersection, resulting in a collision that killed the driver on U.S. 281, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The collision was reported just before 11 a.m. July 8 about 2½ miles north of Marble Falls.
A 2011 Ford Fiesta facing east on FM 1855 (Fairland Road) was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of the highway, the report stated.
The driver, 68-year-old Carole Rushing Lay of Marble Falls, “failed to yield the right -of-way and began to pull across 281 in an attempt to turn left to head north.”
A 1993 Chevrolet pickup traveling south in the outside lane of the highway “attempted to apply brakes and avoid the crash and wasn’t able to,” resulting in the collision.
Lay was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:09 p.m. by Burnet County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Roxanne Nelson.
No details were available about the condition of the pickup truck driver: 32-year-old Keith Flinn of Burnet.