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12-Year-Old Killed in Donley County, Crash

A 12-year-old girl was killed Saturday as a result of a two-vehicle crash in Donley County, Texas.

About the Fatal Donley County Collision

According to KFDA, DPS authorities were called to the scene of a crash on U.S. 287 around 6:00 pm Saturday.

Authorities say Katherine Monroe, 43, was traveling eastbound on US 287 about a mile west of Hedley when she was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Erika Roberts, 34. Reports indicate Monroe was slowing down to complete a left turn when the collision occurred.

12-year-old Allison Monroe, who was riding in the backseat of Monroe’s vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. Katherine Monroe and an unidentified 10-year-old female passenger were air-lifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Roberts’ vehicle caught fire following the crash, but she was able to escape uninjured.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation recorded 3,531 traffic-related deaths in 2105. This averages to about one death every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
  • 1,925 of those deaths were attributed to crashes that occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2015, or one injury every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2015, TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred in Texas every 61 seconds.

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