Fatal accident in Sherman

By: Nicole Holt Email
By: Nicole Holt Email

SHERMAN -- A Denison woman was killed early Monday morning when she was trapped in high water in Sherman at Texoma Parkway and Highway 75, an intersection notorious for accidents.

Patricia Beshears, 48, of Denison, was on her way to work around 9:00 Monday morning when her silver Jeep Liberty wasn't able to withstand the high waters.

"When we reached the vehicle bystanders had actually pulled from vehicle to do CPR. It appears that she drove into high waters and was trapped in the vehicle," said Sherman Fire Chief Jeff Jones.

The flood waters have since subsided, but authorities say these kinds of accidents can happen at any given moment when Mother Nature strikes.


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  • by Donny Location: Jasper,Indiana on Jul 6, 2007 at 04:22 PM
    I've known David all my life. He lost his dad a few months ago, now he loses his wife. May God please let him find some sort of peace from all of this.
  • by Jennifer Location: Denton on Jun 21, 2007 at 07:14 AM
    As a student of Mrs. Beshears class I just want to say that she loved her job and was the best english teacher I have ever had. Come on guys lets not debate on a great womans death because there is no right or wrong here. It was a tragic accident. All we can do is believe that she is in a better place and her soul is free. I give my condolences to her family. I love you Mrs. Beshears!
  • by Gayla Location: Mt. Juliet, TN on Jun 21, 2007 at 01:13 AM
    We as humans will never understand the reasons for such horrible accidents like this one. Also as humans, we want to place blame on someone or something for everything in life that happens. This horrible accident has happened and my dear friend, David has lost his precious wife and honestly will suffer with this loss for rest of his life. NO ONE, could have known the impact of this massive rainstorm. Sherman/Denison (my hometown) does not experience this type of rain, and let me add, most humans do not experience this type of loss in such a tragic manner. This is so very tragic for Patricia's family as well as David and his family. David will never forget his last phone call with his precious wife. Let's all learn from this situation; Weather elements are so very dangerous and life is so very precious.
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Jun 20, 2007 at 02:46 PM
    May Patricia Beshears soul rest in peace. How many people has stopped from going to work on a Monday morning just because it was raining? How many people care about weather reports and flash flood warnings? How many times has this happened in Sherman, TX? Everyone in Sherman is driving around normally and some people don't even know that the same location took people's lives a few hours back!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 20, 2007 at 08:22 AM
    Most companies put pressure on their employees to be at work. If they didn't then people wouldn't show up for work at all. Most companies do have a policy for missing work and most are pretty fair. To the family of Patricia Beshears, May God bless you and give you comfort.
  • by D Location: Denison on Jun 19, 2007 at 08:50 PM
    Please remember her husband especially at this time....he was talking to her while she was in the car....he was the one who found her. This tragedy will be with him and her family forever. They need your prayers so much. Trish is safe in the arms of God but David and her family will remember this day forever.
  • by Angie Location: Dayton, Ohio on Jun 19, 2007 at 08:04 PM
    My Step-Father and I left Colbert, Ok. around 3:PM Sun. afternoon headed North thru McCalaster when we encountered heavy rainfall around 5:PM, We drove thru the night and arrived in Dayton,Ohio sometime around 10:AM Monday morning. We drove straight thru hardly without stopping, to find oun after we checked into a hotel here in Dayton to find out as soon as I turned on the T.V. in my room, it was allready on the Headline News Channel about the flood waters back home. I started crying. Here I am way up here, I can't leave untill Thurs. and there is no way I can help. I volentere for the Grayson Co. Homeless Shelter, my Mother just retired from there, and my Daughter lives in Denison. Thank God that she and my grandkids were O.K., but my heart goes out to all of those who were so badly affected. Now is the time for all of us to come together and help, and you bet I'll be there when I return home. When Hurricane Kateriana hit, there was an olverwelming amount of support from volentere's, and alot of food and money donated to the Grayson Co. Shelter. They had to shelter alot of extra people. My Mother worked so hard, and stayed on call, I helped her all I could, they didn't have enough bed's. People were sleeping in the hallway's. I want to challange all of the people back home to please donate as much money, food, time, and all that you can to please help our comunities get back what they had. I seen it on T.V. all the way up here in Dayton, Oh. I am still in disbelif and shock. I Love you all back home and can't wait to return. I wish there was enough money to build more shelters in Grayson Co. because I know first hand they sure need them.
  • by A Friend on Jun 19, 2007 at 07:47 PM
    I am friends with Patricia Beshears daughter. Although i didn't know her mother. My prayers are with her family.
  • by Anonymous Location: Santa Rosa, CA on Jun 19, 2007 at 04:46 PM
    I am the aunt of Patricia Beshears new daughter-in-law. Please don't get so wrapped up in arguments about employers that you forget that there is a family here who has lost their mother in tragic circumstances. She has not lived to see her new grandson, due to be born in a few months.
  • by Tommy Location: Denison on Jun 19, 2007 at 04:40 PM
    Why are you all jumping the gun with regard to rumors about the victim's place of employment? What does that have to do with this tragedy? The sad, unfortunate truth is, the lady drove her car into a low lying area during a flood. Her employer did not force her to do that. You are all just speculating, finger-pointing, and spreading vicious gossip and rumors, which does nothing to remedy this horrible tragedy.
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