Woman dies in single-car wreck in Johnson County

Posted Wednesday, Jan. 02, 2013  Print Reprints

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An Alvarado woman, who authorities say apparently was distracted by reading text messages on her phone, was killed early Wednesday in a one-car wreck near Burleson in Johnson County, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper said on Wednesday.

The victim was identified as Rachel Strange, 26, of Alvarado. She died at the scene.

DPS reports indicated that the wreck occurred at 12:03 a.m. Wednesday in the 3100 block of Renfro Street just south of Burleson.

Strange was driving a Nissan Sentra when she came upon a curve too quickly and the car rolled several times, according to the DPS report. Strange, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected.

Trooper Dub Gillum said Wednesday that Strange had received some text messages just before the wreck.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

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3100 block of Renfro Street, Burleson, TX
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