An early morning fatality collision occurred Monday just east of Vernon on Business 287. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Danielle Marie Perkins. She was pronounced dead at the scene at about 5:50 a.m.
According to DPS Sgt. Marc Couch, Perkins was traveling east, walking near the center stripe in the roadway when she was struck by a Honda Accord driven by 21-year-old Mia Javan Cardona.
A crash report said that Perkins was wearing dark clothing and the area of the road was dark and had no lighting.
Cardona was traveling east on the road and stated that she did not see Perkins before it was too late to avoid hitting her with her car.
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1 Pedestrian: 1 Number Injured: 1 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 06/12/23, 5:33 A.M.
Location: Business U.S. Highway 287 (BUS US 287), mile post 294, 1 mile east of Vernon
Posted Speed Limit: 55
Vehicle 1: 2021 Honda Accord passenger car
Pedestrian 1: DECEASED
Perkins, Danielle Marie, 30 years of age, female – Unknown residence
Death Information: Pronounced dead on scene of the crash 6-12-23, at 5:50 A.M., by Justice of the Peace Charles E. Morton
Driver Vehicle 1:
Cardona, Mia Javan, 21 years of age, female of Vernon, Texas
Injury Information: Non-incapacitating
Description: Preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was walking near the center stripe on (Bus. US 287) near milepost 294 wearing dark clothing. The area of the roadway was dark and no had no lighting. Vehicle 1 was traveling east on (Bus. US 287) in the left lane. Driver 1 did not observe the pedestrian in the roadway until it was too late to avoid striking the pedestrian. The pedestrian died on the scene of the crash
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated by: Trooper Jalen M. Sandoval, Texas Highway Patrol – Vernon
Assisted by: Trooper Russell O. Conkling, Texas Highway Patrol – Vernon