Fatal One Vehicle May Wreck in Wheeler County

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 06/12 2014 11:39AM

Updated 06/12 2014 11:41AM

SHAMROCK – DPS is reporting that a 2006 Mercedes driven by Linda C. O’Conner was in a fatal wreck.

DPS reports that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-40 when the driver fell asleep while driving. The driver told officials that when she woke up; she was driving in the center median of IH-40.

The vehicle split two bridges and drove over the cement retaining wall landing below on County Road 26.

Emergency personal transported the driver to University Medical Center (UMC) in Lubbock TX.

The family of the driver discontinued life support on May 30, 2014 and the driver died as a result if her injuries from the crash.

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