Cheryl Hutchinson Killed, 2 Injured in Car Accident in Wilbarger County, TX
Wilbarger County, TX -- December 23, 2022, Cheryl Hutchinson was killed and two people were injured after a multi-vehicle car accident.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 8:50 p.m. along US Highway 70 near mile marker 476. It appears that 60-year-old Cheryl Hutchinson was in a Jeep Cherokee traveling westbound along the highway. That vehicle may have either been stationary or moving slowly and may not have had its taillights on. While in the roadway, a Maserati crashed into the Jeep, then a Honda CR-V crashed, as well.
Due to the collision, Hutchinson sustained fatal injuries. Two people in the Maserati had injuries said to be non-incapacitating. Right now, exact factors leading to the crash are still under investigation.
It would certainly be odd behavior for someone to be on a highway going so slowly, stopping for no reason, or going around without taillights. There could be reasonable explanations, but it makes me wonder if something was wrong with the vehicle. Did it experience some kind of mechanical or electrical issue? Was there no option for the victim to pull off the roadway prior to the collision? Perhaps more importantly, have authorities been thorough enough to consider these possibilities—even ones that may seem unlikely?