Police investigate fatal accident in Vidor

Erin Nicole Yates

A car accident on Highway 12 in Vidor on Saturday claimed the life of a local woman, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

According to Lt. Mike Sanchez, officers responded to a major traffic accident in the 2400 block of Highway 12 in Vidor at 5:22 p.m. Upon their arrival at the scene, they identified the vehicles involved as a Hyundai passenger car and a Chevrolet pickup. The preliminary investigation reportedly showed the Chevrolet pickup was traveling west on Highway 12 and the Hyundai passenger car was traveling east. According to police, the Hyundai turned in front of the Chevrolet and was struck on the right passenger side.

The driver of the Hyundai, 35-year-old Erin Nicole Yates of Vidor, was later pronounced deceased at the hospital by Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Ray Chesson.