An 80-year-old Buda woman was killed Monday morning after her Chevrolet Impala was hit head-on by an 18-wheeler.
Geraldine Wilcox Hylander was pronounced dead at the scene by Hays County Justice of the Peace Beth Smith. The driver of the Freightliner, identified as 35-year-old Charmell Ramone Randle, of Austin, was uninjured.
According to DPS Sgt. Robbie Barrera, it happened at approximately 10:15 a.m. on FM 967 about five miles west of Buda and road condition were clear and dry. The speed limit along that stretch of roadway is 55 mph.
The 18-wheeler was traveling eastbound and the 2011 Impala was headed west when Barrera said the truck driver reported his right-side wheels went off the road, causing him to lose control.
The Frightener drifted into the westbound lane where the collision occurred.
Barrera said no charges have been filed and it’s not likely any will for 30 days or so. “It’s still an active investigation,” she said.