A combination of very strong winds, falling temperatures and frozen precipitation will make Wednesday and Wednesday night dangerous for motorists. Freezing rain and sleet will change to snow before ending late Wednesday or early Thursday. Wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees...with air temperatures in the low 20s...can be expected. Roads will be icy Thursday morning but should melt during the day as skies clear and temperatures rise above freezing.
11-9-04 - The father of a Sherman police sergeant was killed in a head-on accident Tuesday afternoon, along the access road of U.S. 75 in Sherman. It happened near the Fisher Control plant in south Sherman.
Sherman police say 66 year old Joe Smith of Sherman died when a Ford Explorer failed to yield to the pick-up Smith was riding in as it was trying to enter the on-ramp of the highway.
The driver of the pick-up was the victim's son, 36 year old Terry Smith of Pottsboro. Terry was transported by medical helicopter to Parkland hospital in Dallas with serious injuries.
Both victims in the pick-up are relatives of Sherman Police Sergeant Charley Smith. Sgt. Smith is the Public Information Officer for the police department.
The driver of the Ford Explorer, 24 year old Patty Kay McCoy of Dallas, was taken to Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman with serious injuries.
The accident is still under investigation.