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Woman dies in rollover accident

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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:30 am

TEMPLE — A woman from Little River-Academy died in a rollover accident Thursday afternoon near the 4000 block of Old Highway 95 about a half-mile north of Texas 93, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper James Hicks with the Department of Public Safety said at the scene.

Hazel Nopupi, 65, of Little River-Academy, was pronounced dead at 12:55 p.m. by Justice of the Peace G.W. Ivey, DPS Trooper Harpin Myers said.

The driver lost control of the car with slick tires on rain-slicked roads, Myers said.

The vehicle rolled several times into a field and two of the four people in the car were ejected.

Two people were transported by ambulance to Scott & White Hospital.

Their conditions were unknown at press time.

Nopupi was wearing a seat belt but was caught between the vehicle and the ground, Myers said.

Emergency crews from Rogers and Central Bell fire departments covered the accident for Little River-Academy Volunteer Fire Department so the crew could go to the funeral of Police Chief Lee Dixon.

Hicks said this was the third serious accident on Old Highway 95 since Jan. 1.

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