Details from Oklaunion fatality accident released
A fatality accident was reported Monday, April 4, 2022 at pproximately 4:45 p.m. in Wilbarger County –on US 287, 10 miles east of Vernon.
Posted Speed Limit: 75
Road Conditions: Wet / Raining
Vehicle 1: 2009 Infinity passenger car
Driver, Deceased – Keith Agustus Francis, 28, Charlotte, NC
Seat belt – not worn
Vehicle 2: 2015 Mack, Commercial Motor Vehicle – towing trailer
Driver: Kelly Tyler, Quanah, TX
Seat belt – yes
Description – Vehicle 1 was traveling south on US 287 and vehicle 2 was traveling north on US 287 in Oklaunion. Vehicle 1 was driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions and left the roadway in a curve. The passenger car struck the cable barrier which caused the vehicle to roll over the barrier and land in the northbound lanes of traffic. Vehicle 2 was unable to make an evasive maneuver and struck vehicle 1. The unsecured driver of vehicle 1 was ejected and pronounced dead on scene by Wilbarger County Justice of the Peace Gene Morton.