BREAKING NEWS -- Alto woman killed in collision

by Cristin Parker

An Alto woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital, after the vehicle she was driving was rear-ended by another auto.

Blondria Dee Griffin, 55, of Alto was transported to UT Health – Jacksonville where she was pronounced by Cherokee County Justice of the Peace Judge Rodney Wallace.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the two vehicle fatal crash at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 6, on U.S. Highway 69, about 1.5 miles north of the city of Alto in Cherokee County.

Preliminary crash investigation reports state “the driver of a 2011 Ford F-150, Benjamin James Tissee, 29, of Waxahachie was traveling north on US-69 in the inside lane behind (Griffin’s) 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlos.

“The driver of the Chevrolet had slowed to make a left turn at the crossover of County Road 2236. The driver of the Ford failed to control his speed and stuck the Chevy in the rear.”

The preliminary report does not show Tissee to have be injured in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.