One person dead in wreck east of Goodnight


GOODNIGHT, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — One person is dead and another is injured after a wreck east of Goodnight.

It happened around 3:15 p.m. on US 287.

According to DPS Troopers, a semi-truck hit the back of a vehicle, causing the vehicle to spin into the center median, hit the slop of the median and spin.

Officials told us the semi-truck crossed over the center median, jackknifed, and came to rest across both westbound lanes.

Troopers said a passenger in the vehicle, Tojuanna Pierce, 60, of Clarendon was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to a hospital in Amarillo with serious injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with more details from DPS.

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