Woman dies after wreck on I-27
Tue, 20 Jul 2010 19:43:11 GMT —
The woman involved in a wreck on I-27 Tuesday afternoon has died as a result of her injuries. Rosetta T. Gray, 38, of Hutto, Texas was transported by ambulance to Northwest Texas Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The Department of Public Safety says, that around 2:00 pm, Gray was traveling southbound on I-27 at the McCormick overpass north of Canyon in the right lane.
Gray's vehicle veered to the right into the cement guard of the McCormick overpass. She then over-corrected to the left sending the vehicle into the grassy median. The SUV then slid sideways and began rolling in the median.
Gray was not wearing her seatbelt and was thrown from her vehicle as it rolled onto the northbound lanes of I-27.
A wreck on I-27 Tuesday afternoon backed up traffic for miles.
Department of Public Safety Troopers say the driver of an SUV veered into the median. Which caused the driver's car to start rolling. Troopers say the female driver was not wearing her seatbelt, and was ejected from the car.
That accident also caused some rear end collisions as traffic had to come to an abrupt halt.
"We had to close down both lanes of I-27 because there was debris over all northbound I-27, we had to divert it about a mile back, of course we had a bunch of people trying to slow down, I know of at least one crash that it caused from people just not paying attention," said Gabriel Medrano, DPS spokesman.
The driver was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital. We have not been told the extent of her injuries at this time.
Law enforcement is working a major wreck on I-27, northbound at the McCormick bridge.
Danny Alexander with the Randall County Sheriff's office tells us that it TMs a one car rollover and they no of one injury so far. Apparently there are some other wrecks behind that one that officers are trying to get to.
Traffic is backed up, if you can avoid that area right now.
We will bring you any new information as it becomes available.