2 People Died in a Car Accident Near Hedley
Two women lost their lives, and another man was severely injured after a collision involving two vehicles, an SUV and a semi-truck near Hedley on Monday night.
Around 8:20 p.m., a 2015 Volvo truck tractor towing a semi-trailer, and a Nissan Rogue were traveling on US 287 in a construction zone.
Forty-seven-year-old Donald Gumfory of Burleson was driving the semi-truck, and the Nissan was driven by thirty-year-old Martha Ayala-Garcia of Fort Worth. The semi-truck was driving westbound and the Nissan eastbound.
According to the Department of Public Safety, Ayala-Garcia turned off the road to the south, over-corrected the wheel, and lost control of her vehicle. Her car then went into westbound traffic towards the north and was crushed by the truck on the passenger side.
Ayala-Garcia and her passenger, thirty-year-old Samantha Petters, of Arlington, were killed on scene and were declared dead by Donley County Justice of the Peace Pam Mason.
Thirty-four-year old Shu Wou of Arlington was air-lifted to Northwest Texas Hospital; his injuries were life-threatening.
Gumfory was not injured in the collision.
Texas Highway Patrol Troopers are still working on the investigation.
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