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Fatal accident reported Sunday in Childress County

Date/Time: 9/18/2022 at approximately 12:15 p.m.

County: Childress

Location: US 287 – Approximately eight miles Northwest of Childress.

Posted Speed Limit: 75

Weather/Road: Condition: Clear/Dry paved road


Vehicle 1: 2004 Ford Expedition towing a U-Haul trailer

Driver: Deceased – Gladys Roath, 57, of Miami, Florida. She was pronounced deceased on scene by Childress County Justice of the Peace, Randall Rister.

Seat belt worn: Yes

Passenger: Injured – Alan Roath, 58, of Miami, Florida. He was transported to Childress Regional Medical Center in Childress with serious injuries.

Seat belt worn: Yes


Crash Details: Vehicle 1, towing a U-Haul trailer, was traveling northwest on US-287. The trailer began to fishtail, causing the driver to lose control of Vehicle 1. Vehicle 1 and towed trailer entered a side skid and traveled into the center median where the SUV and trailer rolled over. Vehicle 1 came to rest upside down. The trailer, still attached to Vehicle 1, came to rest on its side.


Investigated By: Texas Highway Patrol Troopers

Note:  The crash remains under investigation.  Information may change, be corrected, or added based on the investigator’s findings.

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