44-year-old Wheeler woman involved in fatal crash

Wheeler County fatal

Wheeler County - On the 22nd of May at 6:15 PM 44 year old Janette Umsted from Wheeler was involved in a single vehicle fatal crash 6 miles west of Wheeler on state highway 152. Umsted was traveling east and was passing another vehicle. Umsted lost control of her vehicle and it began to hydroplane on the wet pavement. The vehicle traveled into the north ditch and up an embankment and jumped over the fence rolling once in the field.

Umsted was driving a 2011 Chevy suburban. She did not have her seatbelt on. Umsted was taken to Parkview Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Dr. Michael Young at 7:50 PM on 5/22/2014.