Tragic Accident Claims Life Of Teague Woman

A tragic single vehicle accident claimed the life of Rita Lynn Biggs, 56, of Teague on Thursday morning, September 5th, just east of town on Hwy. 84.

According to Department of Public Safety reports, Ms. Biggs was traveling west toward Teague on Highway 84 in her 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

She had gone to get her cat's annual vaccinations at a veterinarian in Fairfield and was on her way home when the tragic accident occurred at approximately 11:35 a.m. Biggs was fatigued, apparently fell asleep, ran off of the right side of the roadway, then awakened and over corrected by swerving to the left side of the roadway, which caused the vehicle to roll over approximately three times. The vehicle went through a fence and came to rest on its top in the pasture area in front of the home of Beverly Tillman.

Biggs was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, according to investigating D.P.S. Trooper Donnie Carter.

She was flown by AirEvac to Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco where she died from her injuries a short time later.

Ms. Biggs' dearly loved adult male cat, Trooper, obviously ran from the scene of the accident. Anyone finding a friendly, large black cat is asked to contact Rita's sister, Linda, at 903-644-1896.

Rita Biggs leaves many family members and friends to cherish her memory: her mom Sue Heflin and step-dad Gene of Hilltop Lakes; sister Linda Biggs Oberle of Teague and husband Kennan; brother Chad M. Biggs Jr. and wife Vickie of Hudson, Florida; uncle John Biggs and aunt Marilyn of Midlothian; step brothers, Ronny Heflin and wife Susan of Valley View, and Steve Heflin and wife Deniese of Montgomery; and most compassionate friend James Brown of Victoria.

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