Megan McLees Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on US-67 in Midlothian, TX
Midlothian, TX — May 21, 2022, 30-year-old Megan McLees was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 67 in Midlothian.
According to reports the incident happened around 3:05 a.m. on US-67 near Ward Road. Preliminary investigation suggests McLees was driving a GMC Yukon south in the northbound lanes of the highway, against traffic, when she swerved to miss an oncoming semi-truck. The Yukon ran into the grassy median and down an embankment, then came to rest near the Ward Road overpass.
McLees suffered serious injuries in the crash. Investigators suspected her of driving under the influence of alcohol and collected blood samples for testing.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Megan McLees Accident on US-67 in Midlothian
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