A Glen Rose woman was killed in a motor vehicle accident Thursday afternoon.
Kristie Williams, 51, of Glen Rose, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Ronnie Webb.
The tragedy struck hard at Rough Creek Lodge, where Williams was employed as housekeeping manager.
"She had been with us for 15 years, from the beginning," Frank Alvarez, resident manager, said. "Kristie is really going to be missed by the entire Rough Creek family."
In the wake of the tragedy, Alvarez, who said he has worked with her from day one, recalled Williams' upbeat attitude and dedication.
"She was one of the hardest working people I have ever known," he said. "There were many nights Kristie and I worked arm-in-arm until midnight to get the job done. She always worked until the job was done and never just walked out because it was 5 o'clock. That was one of the many great things about her. She was a hard worker and above that, she was a very nice lady."
Williams was traveling west on U.S. Highway 67 when the accident occurred just after 3 p.m., according to the preliminary accident report.
The accident occurred when Williams, who was driving a 2003 Ford pickup, took evasive action to avoid striking another vehicle, which was stopped in the westbound lane waiting to turn into a private driveway, Trooper Dub Gillum, public information officer with the Texas Highway Patrol, said.
Williams' vehicle reportedly left the right side of the roadway, causing the victim to over-correct and slide to the left side of 67, Trooper Mark McNiel reported.
Her pickup, which witnesses said flipped multiple times, struck several fences and a utility pole before colliding with a piece of farm equipment and coming to rest on its roof against a barn.