Driver thrown from vehicle in fatal I-20 accident identified

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by JOSH DAVIS

WFAA

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 22 at 7:52 PM

GRAND PRAIRIE - The driver of a car that was zig-zagging through traffic on Eastbound I-20 Thursday afternoon was killed after colliding with another vehicle, according to Grand Prairie police.

Witnesses said a 1994 white Ford Explorer driven by Ann Marie Nelson, 36, of White Settlement was cutting in and out of traffic when it clipped a 2005 Dodge Stratus while changing lanes.

The Explorer spun into a guardrail and cable barrier, and flipped multiple times, throwing the Nelson from the vehicle. She was thrown 20 feet and was pronounced dead at the scene. Nelson was not wearing a seat belt.

The accident blocked two eastbound lanes of I-20 Thursday afternoon, resulting in substantial delays.

It is the eighth traffic fatality in Grand Prairie this year.

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