Woman identified in Sunday's fatal wreck

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 5:24pm

TYLER — From Tyler Police:

The driver who died in last night’s crash is identified as Geneva Davis Townsend, age 89, from Tyler who is a retired school teacher.

The 81 year-old passenger in Ms. Townsend’s vehicle died at 2:48 a.m. this morning in East Texas Medical Center Hospital, from injuries she sustained in the crash. She is identified as Jane Onys Bohanon, from Tyler and is also a retired school teacher.

Accident Investigators determined that Joe Preston Rogers, age 61, of Tyler, was traveling on West Erwin and traveled over into the East bound lanes striking the Townsend vehicle head on in the intersection of Erwin and Lyons.

Investigators will be dropping the Intoxication Assault charge against Rogers and seeking a warrant for Intoxication Manslaughter, as a result of Ms. Bohanon’s death.


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