Waco Crash That Killed Local Author Likely Caused by Rubberneckers, Police Say

A Waco crash that resulted in the death of 75-year-old author Golden Parsons may have been caused by drivers trying to take photos and videos of another roll-over crash on Interstate 35.Waco police said they believe the fatal crash that happened Thursday afternoon was caused by on-lookers who were slowing down to "inappropriate speeds" to look at the initial wreck.Parsons was killed after the vehicle she was riding in was involved in a collision with two other vehicles and a semi-truck. Four other people were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition, according to an NBC affiliate in Waco. Parsons, who lived in Waco with her husband, three children and eight grandchildren, was the author of several Christian historical fiction novels. The crash that killed Parsons was one of at least five that occurred Thursday within a 2-mile stretch of Interstate 35 near the Baylor University campus., police said."There is no doubt, this careless driving led to some of the additional accidents and possibly the death of our victim," the Waco Police Department said in a post on Facebook.  Continue reading...

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