Woman Killed in Accident in Midland

MIDLAND - A Midland woman is dead after an afternoon accident. It happened around 3:30 near Midkiff and Haynes.

Police say 45-year-old Patricia Byrd was pulling out of an alley when the 2007 Chrysler Sebring she was driving was struck in the driver's side door by a 2003 Ford Mustang.

The Mustang was driven by 20-year-old Derek Murphy. He was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Byrd was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital where she died. A passenger in Murphy's car, 19-year-old Amerci Totty, was also taken to the hospital with injuries.

Murphy will be charged with Aggravated Assault and Involuntary Manslaughter.