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Woman dies in one-car rollover
Houston County Courier

By Jeannine Rhone
General Manager

Joan Rebeske, 60, of Willis died in a one-car rollover on CR 2150 (Country Club Road) about 3 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Rebeske was a LVN who worked nights at a Crockett nursing center. Her supervisor, Margaret Rothrock, said, “In a few days she would have been here a year.” Department of Public Safety Trooper Rusty Pitts of Groveton reported Rebeske was driving east in a 2000 Ford Explorer when she failed to negotiate a curve. According to Pitts, Rebeske left the road, over-corrected and went through the ditch, rolling her vehicle and coming to a stop when her vehicle struck a tree. ETMC EMS responded, but Rebeske was already dead upon their arrival. After Justice of the Peace Clyde Black made the official pronouncement that Rebeske was deceased, volunteers from the Latexo Fire Department extracted Rebeske from the vehicle. Also responding to the scene were Game Warden Eddie Lier and off-duty Constable Red Smith. The accident was investigated by Pitts.


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