Two Women Killed in Childress Auto Crash

Two Childress women were killed and another injured in an auto accident near Childress Thursday afternoon.

Texas Department of Public Safety said at 1:10 p.m., a Toyota Tundra was stopped at the divided highway stop sign at U.S. 287, seven miles northwest of Childress.

The driver proceeded over the southbound lanes to travel northbound on 287 but did not yield the right-of-way, pulling into the path of an on-coming Dodge Ram pick-up truck.

The driver of the Tundra, 85-year-old Frances Woodward, attempted to brake in time, but was not able to avoid the collision with the Dodge pickup.

Woodward was pronounced dead at the scene while her passenger, 84-year-old Mary Watts, was airlifted to an Amarillo hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The pickup driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

That wreck is under investigation. 

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