'Multiple Fatalities' Confirmed in Horrific Crash Near Sterling City


STERLING CITY, TX -- Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers are investigating a two vehicle crash south of Sterling City Saturday evening that blocked traffic four hours.  Sunday afternoon, DPS spokesman Trooper Justin Baker confirmed there were multiple fatalities.

According to our reporter at the scene yesterday, two vehicles, possibly both SUV's, were involved in the crash just south of Sterling City in Sterling County on U.S. 87 southbound toward San Angelo.  

The crash happened on the wide turn on U.S. 87 that occurs just outside of the city limits of Sterling City. See map:

Preliminary reports show one SUV crossed over the median and struck the other SUV. 

DPS Troopers were on the scene and are investigating the cause of the crash.

We will update this story as new information becomes available.  

Subscribe to the LIVE! Daily

The LIVE! Daily is the "newspaper to your email" for San Angelo. Each content-packed edition has weather, the popular Top of the Email opinion and rumor mill column, news around the state of Texas, news around west Texas, the latest news stories from San Angelo LIVE!, events, and the most recent obituaries. The bottom of the email contains the most recent rants and comments. The LIVE! daily is emailed 5 days per week. On Sundays, subscribers receive the West Texas Real Estate LIVE! email.


Most Recent Original Videos



It just confuses the old Doc to no end as to WHY does San Angelo Live ALWAYS put the following declaration at the end of some story ? ... "We will update this story as new information becomes available. "

You can bet you're sweet bippy that this will never happen, ..... EVER !!!

Go back as far as you can in previous stories (or wait until future stories are written), and just watch...... You will see that it is a complete farce that nobody at San Angelo Live will ever come back or think twice about putting that line in one of the stories they wrote and actually ever report an update to it.....

I agree with you Dr.D ... and I'll add my own thoughts, it seems that San Angelo Live also has the mind set that the readers of San Angelo Live News ... take the weekends off and so does the News! To the staff of San Angelo Live; the "NEWS" and the "READERS" of San Angelo Live do not take time off ... just because it happens on a weekend!

Lazy T, Sun, 04/08/2018 - 15:58

Folks, look around, nobody else is even covering this story. Used to be the DPS had a very strict time line to release information to the media. That has changed over the years...and now it seems, they will give it out when they want to give it out. Your complaints should be leveled at the DPS...maybe you can make a difference.

There are 3 obits in the Standard-Times with same last name - husband, wife and child. Maybe related to this accident??

Lazy T, Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:47

They did all die on the same day...it would seem if they were not fatalities that would be a story in itself.

Lazy T, Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:41

Until the DPS decides (in its aggravatingly slow moving process) to officially identify the accident victims, anything else is conjecture. It could very well be them, but maybe not!

Post a comment to this article here:

X Close