At 6:30 Sunday evening, Troopers responded to a fatal crash involving two pedestrians on US 80 within the city limits of Wills Point in Van Zandt County. Reportedly, the driver of a 2015 Ford F-150 was traveling west on US 80 in the inside lane of travel. At the same time, two pedestrians were walking north across US 80 from a service station. The driver attempted to avoid a collision. However, he struck the pedestrians. The vehicle came to rest in the intersection of SH 64 and US 80, its driver uninjured.
The pedestrians were Mark Everett Nevala, 52, and Rhonda Rae Kulp, 55, both of Brandon, FL. They transported Nevala to Christus Trinity Mother Francis – Canton, where he later died, and airlifted Kulp to Christus Trinity Mother Francis – Tyler, where she died.
The crash remains under investigation at this time, and no further information is available.