12-year-old Dies In Wreck Outside Hedley

HEDLEY TX — The Texas Department of Public Safety was called to a two-vehicle crash on US-287 in Donley County, resulting in the wrongful death of a juvenile.

At approximately 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Katherine Monroe, 43, of Hedley TX, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound on US-287, approximately one mile west of Hedley, according to DPS reports. Erika Roberts, 34, of Amarillo, was driving a 2016 Jeep Renegade eastbound on US-287 directly behind Monroe. When Monroe slowed her vehicle to turn left at the crossover, Roberts failed to control her speed and crashed into the rear end of the Cavalier.

The back seat passenger in the Cavalier, identified as 12-year-old Allison Monroe, of Hedley, was pronounced dead on scene by Donley County Justice of the Peace Pam Mason, said Sgt. Cindy Barkley, DPS spokesperson.

Katherine Monroe and the 10-year-old female front seat passenger, of Anson TX, were air-lifted to the hospital with life-threatening-injuries.

Roberts’ vehicle caught fire after the crash. She was able to get out of the vehicle. Roberts was not injured.

All occupants involved in the crash were wearing seat belts. The road conditions were dry and no other vehicles were involved, Barkley reported.

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