UPDATE: Identity of deceased in fatal Archer County wreck confirmed, multiple injuries reported

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UPDATE: Thursday, February 4 at 3:25 p.m.

The person who died in a four-car wreck in Archer County has been identified.

According to the accident report released by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Thomas Paul Gonzales, 30, of Seymour, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident.

The report states the accident occurred on Highway 79 approximately 7 miles south of Archer City in Archer County.

Four vehicles were involved and four individuals were injured.

According to the report, a 2003 Dodge Ram towing a trailer was traveling south on Highway 79 at around 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3.

A 2015 Chevrolet pickup and a 2012 Hyundai were behind the Dodge Ram.

The report states a 2005 Toyota Sienna was traveling north on Highway 79 when the trailer being pulled by the Dodge Ram lost its left tandem wheels and tires, causing them to travel across the northbound lane.

The Sienna attempted to avoid hitting the tires, but then over corrected to the left and lost control and began to side skid into the southbound lane, striking the Chevrolet head-on.

As the Sienna and Chevrolet collided, the Hyundai crashed into the rear of the Chevrolet.

The driver of the Dodge Ram pulling the trailer was not injured.

Gonzales, who was a passenger in the Sienna, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident.

The driver of the Sienna was transported to United Regional with serious injuries.

Two occupants were in the backseat of the Sienna. One was an infant who was not injured. The other backseat occupant was air lifted to United Regional with serious injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet was transported with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.


UPDATE: Wednesday, February 3rd at 8:54 p.m.

According to DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing, one person has died in an accident at Highway 79 and Falls County Road in between Archer City and Olney. The person has not been identified at this time.

Sgt. Buesing said three vehicles were going south on Highway 79, including a pickup and a trailer, and one vehicle was traveling north on Highway 79.

Officials said the trailer’s wheels came off and went into the pathway of the northbound vehicle. The northbound vehicle evaded to the right to miss the wheels and overcorrected, causing the car to skid into southbound traffic.

This is a developing story, stay with us as we work to gather more information.


ARCHER COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — Multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene of a serious accident at Highway 79 and Falls County Road in between Archer City and Olney.

Officials said there were four vehicles involved in the wreck and three people were transported to the hospital.

Archer County Sheriff’s Office and Texas DPS are on scene.

This is a developing story, stay with us as we work to gather more information.

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