Megan Hendrix, Zelma Byers Killed, Patsy Childress, Dennis Wilson Injured in Potter Co., TX, Accident
Potter County, TX -- April 28, 2017, Megan Hendrix and Zelma Byers were killed, Patsy Childress and Dennis Wilson were injured, in a multi-vehicle accident.
Authorities from the Texas Department of Public Safety were called to investigate the accident scene at around 7:15 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 136 and FM 293.
Preliminary investigations indicate that 31-year-old Hendrix was traveling southbound in a Nissa Altima behind an 18-wheeler. Police claim she attempted to pass the 18-wheeler, crossing into northbound traffic lanes. As a result, she crashed head-on into an oncoming Lincoln driven by 71-year-old Childress.
The Lincoln in turn crossed over into southbound lanes where it crashed with an oncoming, crashing head-on into a Toyota Carolla driven by 61-year-old Wilson.
As a result of the crash, both Hendrix and 77-year-old Byers, a passenger in the Lincoln, were pronounced dead at the scene. Childress was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, while the the driver of the Toyota, 61-year-old Wilson, was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police have not yet determined exactly what factors contributed to the accident. No further information was released.
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