Martha Ayala-Garcia, Samantha Petters Killed in Crash on US 287 in Donley CountyAuthor
Martha Ayala-Garcia and Samantha Petters Killed, Shu Wou Injured in Donley County Two-Vehicle Crash on US 287
Donley County, Texas (January 8, 2020) – Two people were killed, and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday night in Donley County, a local news source reported.
The fatal crash happened at about 8:20 p.m. on US 287, near Hedley.
DPS said Donald Gumfory, 47, of Burleson, was driving a 2015 Volvo truck tractor towing a semi-trailer westbound while Martha Ayala-Garcia, 30, of Fort Worth, was driving a Nissan Rogue eastbound.
Ayala-Garcia veered off the road to the south, over-corrected and lost control of the Rogue. She then traveled into westbound traffic facing northbound and was struck by the semi-truck.
Ayala-Garcia and her passenger, Samantha Petters, 30, of Arlington, were declared dead at the scene.
Shu Wou, 34, of Arlington, who was also a passenger in the Rogue, was airlifted to Northwest Texas Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Gumfory was uninjured in the crash.
The Texas Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating the crash.