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UPDATE: Mass Casualty Wreck

DPS Sgt. Juan Gutierrez issued the following release at approximately 1:51 p.m., March 17:

Preliminary investigation revealed that Vehicle 1 was traveling southwest on US 70. Vehicle 2 was traveling southeast on US 70 in the left lane, passing Vehicle 3 in the right lane. It was raining, and the roads were wet. Vehicle 1 failed to drive in a single lane and lost control on the curved section of the road. Vehicle 1 went over the cable barrier and through the grassy median. Vehicle 1 entered the opposite lane of travel and struck Vehicle 2 head-on. Vehicle 3 attempted to take evasive action but was unable to avoid the crash, and Vehicle 3 struck Vehicle 2.

Number of Vehicles in Crash:  3      Number Injured: 7            Number killed: 2

Date & Time: 3/16/2023, 6:10 PM

County: Wilbarger

Location: US 70 (287), approximately 1 mile west of Oklaunion

Posted Speed Limit: 65

Weather Condition: Raining

Road Conditions: Wet

Vehicle 1: 2014 Honda Odyssey

Driver Vehicle 1: DECEASED

Than Than Shwe, a 43-year-old male from Vernon, TX

Seatbelt: Yes

Injury Information: Pronounced deceased on the scene due to injuries sustained from the crash.

Passenger 1, Vehicle 1: Injured

A 14-year-old female from Vernon, TX

Seatbelt: Unknown

Injury Information: Transported to Wilbarger General with undisclosed injuries.

Vehicle 2: 2021 GMC Yukon

 

Driver Vehicle 2: Injured

Michael Mullens, a 48-year-old male from Dallas, TX

Seatbelt: Yes

Injury Information: Transported to Wilbarger General with incapacitating injuries.

Passenger 1, Vehicle 2: Injured

Marissa Mullens, a 45-year-old female from Dallas, TX

Seatbelt: Yes

Injury Information: Transported to Wilbarger General with incapacitating injuries.

Passenger 2, Vehicle 2: Injured

A 15-year-old male from Dallas, TX

Seatbelt:  Yes

Injury Information: Transported to Wilbarger General with incapacitating injuries.

Passenger 3, Vehicle 2: Injured

A 13-year-old male from Dallas, TX

Seatbelt: Yes

Injury Information: Transported to Wilbarger General with incapacitating injuries.

Passenger 4, Vehicle 2: DECEASED

A 9-year-old female from Dallas, TX

Seatbelt: Yes

Injury Information:  Transported to Wilbarger General where she was later pronounced deceased.

 

Vehicle 3: 2023 Honda Pilot

Driver Vehicle 3: Injured

Hernando Trejos, a 44-year-old male from Fort Worth, TX

Seatbelt: Yes

Injury Information: Transported to Wilbarger General with non-incapacitating injuries.

Passenger 1, Vehicle 3: Injured

Lorena Trejos, a 39-year-old female from Fort Worth, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Injury Information: Transported to Wilbarger General with non-incapacitating injuries.

 

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