Woman dies in Gray County crash
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 23:03:58 GMT —
A vehicle rollover Saturday in Gray County killed a Canadian woman and injured a Canadian man.
Philisha K Smith, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver, Johnny Dewayne Smith Jr., 43, is hospitalized in Pampa with non-threatening injuries.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the couple were traveling along U.S. Highway 60 in a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban when the vehicle swerved to avoid a deer. After swerving to miss the deer, the driver veered back onto the roadway. The vehicle partially crossed over into the westbound lane of traffic and the driver overcorrected its steering to the right to avoid a head-on collision with a semi-trailer.
As the vehicle overcorrected its steering, it overturned multiple times. It came to rest in a valley approximately 50 feet below the main lane of traffic.
The crash happed at mile marker 396 between Pampa and Miami.