Teen Injured, Kenneth Gunther, Debra Gunther Possibly Hurt in Car Accident in Wood County, TX
Wood County, TX — September 2, 2023, a teenager was seriously hurt and Kenneth and Debra Gunther may have been injured in an alleged drunk driver accident.
Preliminary public details about the accident released by authorities indicates the incident took place outside of a Family Dollar/Dollar Tree store located at 5313 Highway 11 in the Pittsburg area.
According to officials, a Ford F-150 was going along the eastbound lane of the highway approaching the store. At the entrance, the Ford reportedly turned left into the parking lot, then apparently continued until it hit a parked Chevy Sonic. Details say that 60-year-old Kenneth Gunther and 65-year-old Debra Gunther were inside that vehicle. The collision forced the Chevy forward, causing it to hit a 15-year-old standing nearby. The Ford continued forward and crashed into the side of the store.
As a result of the collision, the 15-year-old reportedly sustained incapacitating injuries and was transported from the scene. Authorities say that Kenneth Gunther and Debra Gunther may have been injured, but details can't confirm this at this time.
The driver of the Ford reportedly admitted to drinking prior to the accident, and authorities say they arrested that driver for Intoxication Assault with Vehicle with Serious Bodily Injury. Right now, no additional details are available.