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Nash County woman killed in head-on collision

Posted March 24, 2011

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— A Nash County woman died Wednesday evening after a head-on collision on the road where she lives, state troopers said.

Ernest William Tyska, 68, of Spring Hope, was driving east on Bend of the River Road, near N.C. Highway 58, around 5:15 p.m. when he crossed the center line, troopers said. His 2009 Chevrolet Silverado struck a 1996 Dodge Caravan.

The minivan driver, Alma Rosa Lopez, 31, died en route to the hospital. Tyska was treated at the hospital for broken bones.

Troopers said the cause of the wreck hasn't been determined. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Troopers planned to consult with the Nash County District Attorney's Office before filing charges.

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  • Preebok Mar 24, 2011

    The Dude abides.....LOVE that movie!!! Yes, accidents happen but people are always looking for somebody to blame. Sad...

  • TheDude abides... Mar 24, 2011

    Cause this isnt a perfect world and accidents happen to "good" drivers too!!

  • LocalYokel Mar 24, 2011

    If your a bad driver then you are practicing criminal behavior and your car is a weapon that you use to injure or kill innocent people.

    Why cant the police and DA's protect us from these bad driver criminals that are killing our mothers and children?