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Chillicothe man killed in accident on U.S. 283

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2      Number Injured: 1        Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 06/20/23, 6:20 A.M.

County: Wilbarger

Location: U.S. Highway 283 (US 283) and Farm to Market Road 91 (FM 91) – (14 miles north of Vernon)

Posted Speed Limit: 75

Vehicle 1: 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, sports utility vehicle

Vehicle 2:  2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck

Driver Vehicle 1: DECEASED

Ayala, Carlos Jose, 52 years of age, male of Chillicothe, Texas

Seatbelt: Yes

Death Information:  Pronounced dead on 6-20-23, at 7:52 A.M., at Wilbarger General Hospital by Dr. Manchaca

Driver Vehicle 2:

Chambers, Cherokee Lynne, 53 years of age, female, of Vernon, Texas

Seatbelt: Yes

Injury Information: Non-incapacitating Injury – stable condition

Description:  Preliminary investigation revealed that Vehicle 1 was traveling east on FM 91 approaching the intersection of US 283.  Vehicle 2 was traveling north on US 283.  Vehicle 1 disregarded the stop sign and failed to stop before entering the intersection of FM 91 and US 283.  Vehicle 1 entered the pathway of Vehicle 2 causing this crash.  Vehicle 2 struck Vehicle 1 in the intersection.  Vehicle 1’s driver was transported to the hospital and later died.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated by: Trooper Ernie S. Mejia, Texas Highway Patrol- Vernon

Assisted by:  Trooper Jalen M. Sandoval, Texas Highway Patrol – Vernon

Trooper Russell Conkling, Texas Highway Patrol – Vernon

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