East Texas Woman Killed in a High Speed Crash Monday Near Baird


BAIRD, TX – A woman from Jarrell, TX was killed in a crash near Baird in Callahan County Monday when her SUV slammed into the rear of a pickup which had struck an 18-wheeler on Hwy 36.  

According to information from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 2022 Chevy Silverado pickup driven by 45-year-old Cory Ray Bush of Rockdale had crashed into a truck tractor towing a semi-trailer.   Bush's pickup was disabled in the eastbound traffic lane on Hwy 36 about 12 miles south of Baird.  

30-year-old Megan Janea Murphy of Jarrell, TX was driving her 2000 Ford Expedition SUV also eastbound on 36 at 5:27 a.m.  Murphy's SUV crashed into the Silverado and she was killed in the crash.  Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Bush was transported to Hendrick Medical Center with serious injuries.  

Road conditions were clear and dry at the time of the crash.  

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Jarrell is hardly what I'd call East TX. About halfway between Georgetown and Belton, Central TX would be a more accurate description.

I live in Williamson County.  This is not East Texas.

I drive past Jarrell every time I tool up I-35 going to the 'Plex.  At no time do I consider myself to be in East Texas.


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