Semi vs. car on Hwy. 136 claims one life


esterday, April 14, a semi (tractor-trailer) and a passenger car collided on Hwy. 136, an accident that claimed one life.

The accident took place about 2:45 p.m. about nine miles south of Fritch.

Contessa Marie Ward, 30, of Fritch was pronounced dead by JP Gary Jackson.

The report indicated that the 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling south on Hwy. 136. The passenger car driven by Ward, a 2004 Chevy passenger car, was traveling north on the same highway when it crossed the center divider line into the opposite lane of traffic. The driver of the semi took evasive action, but struck Ward head on.

The road conditions were dry, and she was wearing her seatbelt.