Longview police: Alcohol factor in fatal New Year's wreck
By Staff reports
Jan. 1, 2018 at 9:04 a.m.
Updated Jan. 1, 2018 at 9:04 a.m.
Police said alcohol was a factor in a wreck that killed a Longview woman shortly after the start of the new year.
According to police, Sharika Lata Hicks, 35, was killed in the wreck that happened at about 12:22 a.m. Monday in the 1800 block of Page Road.
An investigator determined Hicks was driving west on Page Road and did not stop at a stop sign at Alpine Road before heading off the roadway and striking a tree, police said.
Hicks, who was not wearing seatbelt, was the only occupant of the vehicle.
Police are investigating.
It was not immediately clear if the crash was the cause of a power outage that affected a few thousand AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co. customers in the area early on New Year’s Day.