BROOKESMITH - The Department of Public Safety has identified the woman killed in a traffic accident Wednesday morning near Brookesmith as Melissa Jane Prosise, 39, a resident of Brookesmith.

Justice of the Peace Walter B. Croft pronounced Prosise dead at the scene of the 5:45 a.m. accident, which happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 377 and FM 586, according to the DPS.

Prosise was driving a 2004 Hyundai east on FM 586 approaching Highway 377. Prosise failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and drove into the path of a southbound 2004 Dodge pickup driven by James Stevens of Brownwood, the DPS said. She was wearing a seat belt.

The body was taken to Heartland Funeral Home in Early, where services were pending Wednesday afternoon.

Trooper Clint Hounshell is investigating the accident.