Smith County Grand Jury indicts woman on intoxication manslaughter charge for wreck that killed her mother, injured two others

Charlotte Williams-Gilliam, 43, of Flint

A Smith County grand jury has indicted a Flint woman on a charge of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle after police say she lost control of the vehicle she was driving on June 21 and caused a crash that killed her mother and injured two others.

At 8:11 p.m. June 21, Charlotte Williams-Gilliam, 43, of Flint, was driving a white Buick Park Avenue northbound on Paluxy Drive near Cumberland Road when she lost control on the shoulder - causing her to over correct and veer into the southbound lane - and struck a black Nissan Murano head on, according to a news release from the Tyler Police Department.

Williams-Gilliam’s passenger, her mother, Rose Mary Gilliam, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Williams-Gilliam was taken to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries and was later arrested.

She is being held in the Smith County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

The driver and passenger of the southbound vehicle were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Williams-Gilliam’s arraignment date currently is pending. The Smith County grand jury's indictment was made Aug. 25.

- Augusta Robinson

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