Fatal Crash Reported on SH 158 at SH 137 Near Garden City
GARDEN CITY, TX — A witness of the crash called to report what he saw happen late Wednesday morning at the intersection of SH 158 and SH 137.
According to the witness’s observation, a white pickup not pictured in the photos was westbound on SH 158. “Clearly, about 30-50 yards before he entered that intersection, that light was red,” the witness said.
The driver of the white pickup ran the red light, barely missing an 18-wheeler that was traveling across the intersection northbound on SH 137. Behind the 18-wheeler, also northbound on SH 137, was the gray Ford F-250 (or F-350) (pictured). The white truck T-boned that truck then barrowed across all of the lanes of traffic, hitting an eastbound 18-wheeler waiting at the light.
“The light there is on a straight-away where the speed limit is 75 mph. Something needs to be done about the safety aspects of that,” our witness said.
The man pictured being treated by other motorists was not dead, the witness said. Someone found a sheet to help calm the guy, who was the driver of the gray pickup. Once EMS arrived, he was rushed to a hospital with incapacitating injuries.
According to the witness, the driver of the white pickup jumped into another vehicle and left the scene. We have no other verification of this other than what the witness told us.
All we have as of Thursday morning are unofficial eyewitness reports. We will update this story with the official DPS report once we receive it.