Patricia Wingo Killed in DWI Crash on US 62 in Gaines County; Brian Armendariz Arrested

Patricia Wingo Killed in DWI Crash on US 62 in Gaines County; Brian Armendariz Arrested

Patricia Wingo Killed in Gaines County Two-Vehicle Crash on US 62; Brian Armendariz Arrested

Gaines County, Texas (October 12, 2022) – A woman was killed early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Gaines County, according to the DPS.

The fatal crash happened just after 5:30 a.m., October 9, on US 62.

DPS said Patricia Wingo, 79, was driving an SUV southbound on the highway while Brian Armendariz, 21, of Loop, Texas, was driving a pickup truck northbound.

Armendariz left his lane, entered the opposite lane, and hit Wingo’s SUV.

Wingo was taken to Brownfield Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Armendariz was uninjured in the crash. He was arrested for intoxication manslaughter and booked into the Gaines County Jail.

Both Wingo and Armendariz were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

No further details were provided.

The DPS is investigating the crash.

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