Regena D. Avila of Gilmer dies in fatal Upshur County car crash – Thursday, November 11, 2021

Upshur County car crash death of Regena D. Avila of Gilmer – Obituary

52-year-old Regena D. Avila of Gilmer has died in a fatal Upshur County car crash that occurred on Thursday, November 1, 2021, in Texas. It happened at about 8:36 a.m. at the intersection of State Route 300 and FM-726 when the Toyota Avalon that Regena was in collided with a Peterbilt that was being driven by 48-year-old Allen Scott Jr. of Kilgore.

According to official reports, Regena was driving a 2003 Toyota Avalon on FM-726, heading west. She got to the intersection with SR 300 where she failed to yield to the stoplight at the intersection. She drove through and was struck by the Peterbilt that Allen was driving.

Regena was left with severe injuries to which she succumbed. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck. The driver of the Peterbilt, Allen Scott, sustained injuries and was hospitalized.

The crash remains under investigation.

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