Marble Falls


Widower speaks on loss of wife to US 281 collision

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The widower of a woman who died in a two vehicle wreck on US 281 on Friday morning described his beloved wife as a “good-hearted person.”

Texas DPS is still investigating the cause of the wreck that claimed the life of Carole Dee Lay, a 68-year-old woman of Marble Falls known to friends as “bright, interesting, funny and caring.”

Lay was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision at the intersection of US 281 and FM 1855 on Friday, July 8 at about 11:40 a.m.

Stephen Lay, her husband of 46 years, said Carole “usually had a smile on her face… She adored her grandchildren.”

Lay said his wife was on her way from their home on Farm to Market Road 1855 to the Burnet YMCA to exercise when the wreck occurred.

“I was caught in the traffic jam. I saw her car and I thought, maybe…. But then I pulled up to the house and saw the troopers and I knew,” he said.


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