Monday, March 27, 2017

Shelley Lynn Burkett, 55, of Oglesby is the driver killed in fiery collison with 18-wheeler in Waco, Texas

WACO, Texas (KWTX) 

The Department of Public Safety Monday identified a woman who was killed in a fiery three-vehicle crash nearly two weeks ago as Shelley Lynn Burkett, 55, of Oglesby.

Just after 6 p.m. on March 15, Burkett, who was driving a Honda Civic, was attempting to turn south off of westbound State Highway 84 onto Burkett Lane when a four-door Kia struck her car from the rear, pushing the Honda into the path of an oncoming 18-wheeler.

Both the Honda and the 18-wheeler caught fire.

The driver of the rig wasn’t injured.

The Lampasas woman who was driving the Kia was taken to a local hospital with what were described as minor injuries.