The 7-month-old child who was involved in the wreck has passed away from injuries, according to a family member.

Funeral services for Anna Bates and Zander Bates are set for Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola. Visitation is set for Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home.

Lake Fork Guide is auctioning off a full day guide trip to help raise money for the family.

A benefit account has also been set up at the Mineola Community Bank to help with medical funds.


WOOD COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A Wood County woman is dead and multiple injured after a head-on crash between two vehicles Thursday night near Mineola.

According to DPS, Anna Ruth Bates, 46, of Quitman was driving north on SH-37 and rounded a curve to the right in the roadway. At the same time, Kaylie Michelle Hasten, 24, of Mineola was driving south on the same roadway.

Hasten crossed into the opposite lane and struck Bates’ vehicle head-on.

Hasten was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. A 1-year-old female passenger in her vehicle also was hospitalized in stable condition.

Bates was pronounced dead at the scene.  Passengers in her vehicle included her 6-year-old daughter and her 4-year-old and 7-month-old grandchildren. All were hospitalized in stable condition.

All occupants were restrained.

The crash remains under investigation.