Cuero woman dies in truck accident

Brian Cuaron

May 10, 2011 at 12:10 a.m.
Updated May 11, 2011 at 12:11 a.m.

A Cuero woman was killed while going for a drive Tuesday afternoon.

Stacey Molands, 24, died after being ejected from a white 2003 Ford F-150 she was driving. She was going west on state Highway 72 toward Yorktown when she tried to pass another vehicle by going on the right shoulder of the road, DPS trooper Gerald Bryant said.

Molands' tire ran off the pavement and she over-corrected, thereby losing control of her vehicle that flipped over two times.

Molands' pickup didn't collide with the other vehicle.

Judge George Robinson pronounced Molands dead at the scene. Molands wasn't wearing a seat belt.

Passenger Lacey Vaughn, 27, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Citizens Medical Center in Victoria by Cuero EMS, Bryant said. Both Molands and Vaughn are suspected of drinking alcohol, Bryant said.

Vaughn was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident. The accident occurred at 5:34 p.m.

Bryant said that the two women were just out for a drive at the time of the accident.

He said that he wasn't sure how fast the vehicle was going at the time of the crash.



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