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    18-year-old dies in wreck near Snook


    An 18-year-old Hockley woman died and three others were injured Saturday night in a single-vehicle accident near Snook.

    Theresa Sweeden was pronounced dead at 11:37 p.m. on the scene of the wreck west of Snook on F.M. 60 near County Road 270. Her body was taken to Strickland Funeral Home inSomerville.

    Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said she was a passenger in a truck that drifted off the right side of the road, overcorrected to the left, lost control and struck several trees. The truck was hauling a boat that became disconnected and rolled multiple times behind them.

    The driver of the truck, 46-year-old Richard Bowersox of Bryan, was in stable condition at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan on Sunday with non-life-threatening injuries.

    All four people inside the truck were wearing their seat belts, troopers said. The other two passengers were also taken to St. Joseph Regional Health Center, but their injuries were not life threatening, troopers said.

    Twenty-three-year-old Kristopher Bowersox, a Magnolia resident, suffered a neck injury, and Jamie Dorn, 31, of Bryan, was hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

    Sweeden was the second teenager to die on Brazos Valley roads over the Easter weekend. Franklin resident Christine Nicole Jones, 16, was killed in Robertson County after the pickup she was riding in overturned early Saturday.

    Four other teenagers were injured in that wreck, including 18-year-old Hearne resident Gordon Chase Ellison, who was critically injured. A Department of Public Safety dispatcher said his condition hadn’t changed Sunday.

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