UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal overnight crash

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UPDATE: Nov. 7, 2019 10:24 a.m.

The victim has been identified as Adam James Wailes, 22 from Graham. Wailes worked as an EMT with American Medical Response.

Police said at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, a white Dodge Ram 1500 lost control in the 1600 block of Midwestern Pkwy.

After losing control, police said the truck struck a pedestrian who was walking west on the north sidewalk of Midwestern Pkwy.

After striking the pedestrian continued to slide and then hit a tree on the driver’s side of the truck.

The pedestrian along with a female passenger inside the truck were both transported to United Regional with non-life threatening injuries.

It is unclear if alcohol or wet road conditions played a role at this time.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A truck crashed into a brick wall on Midwestern Parkway near Grace St. early Thursday morning.

It happened in front of Wichita Christian School around 12:39 a.m.

An officer with WFPD confirmed someone inside the vehicle died at the scene.

He also confirmed another person who was inside the truck and a pedestrian were injured.

The extent of those injuries are unknown at this time.

Officers said part of Midwestern Parkway would remain closed while a full investigation was conducted.

Our crew on the scene is working to gather more information.

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