• August 25, 2023

Frances Woodard, Mary Watts Killed, One Injured in Car Accident on U.S. 287 near Childress, TX

Childress, TX — August 25, 2023, Frances Woodard and Mary Watts were killed, and one was injured in a car accident on U.S. 287 near Childress, TX.

Authorities indicate that on August 25, a fatal accident occurred when two vehicles collided near Childress. According to reports, the crash happened shortly after 1:00 in the afternoon.

Investigators say a Toyota heading south along U.S. 287 allegedly failed to yield to a Dodge pickup when entering the intersection. Sources say the Toyota entered the path of the oncoming Dodge, and the two vehicles collided.

Officials confirmed the Toyota driver, 85-year-old Frances Woodard, suffered fatal injuries. A Toyota passenger, 84-year-old Mary Watts, sustained severe injuries and was flown to an area hospital. Watts succumbed to her injuries and later died at the hospital.

Sources say the Dodge driver had minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. No further information is available. The investigation is ongoing.

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