Local couple in fatal car accident near Devine




This is what remains of the Zettner’s 2006 Pontiac after they were hit from behind by a commercial truck on their way to lunch on Wednesday. Gayle Frances Zettner was killed, Stanley was flown to University Hospital.

This is what remains of the Zettner’s 2006 Pontiac after they were hit from behind by a commercial truck on their way to lunch on Wednesday. Gayle Frances Zettner was killed, Stanley was flown to University Hospital.

The Zettners were driving northwest on 173 toward Devine in their 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis on September 9th around noon when a company truck hit them from behind. The car lost control and crashed into a telephone pole.

Gayle Frances Zettner, 71, was not wearing her seat belt. When EMS arrived, she was pronounced dead on the scene. The couple was going to lunch in Devine according to Eric Smith, sports editor at the Devine News. He met them a few times, and said “They were just the friendliest couple.”

Stanley Zettner suffered serious injuries. Airlife flew him to University Hospital in San Antonio. His condition was not known as of press time.

Hurley Funeral Home is holding visitation on Tuesday, September 10th from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will lay Zettner to rest on September 11th at 10:00 am at the Pleasanton City Cemetery.


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