One person hospitalized after head-on collision with semi-truck near Windthorst

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WINDTHORST (KFDX/KJTL): UPDATE: April 29, 8:15 p.m. — One person is in critical condition after a near head-on collision just north of Windthorst Tuesday night.

According to officials, a truck tractor towing a semi trailer was northbound on US 281 through Windthorst.

A red 2017 Ford Focus was southbound on US 281 through Windthorst when the Ford Focus swerved to the left from the southbound lane into the northbound lane of traffic.

The truck tractor swerved ti the right and narrowly avoiding a head-on collision.

The Ford Focus struck the truck tractor in the front left wheel causing significant damage to both vehicles.

The trailer then jacked knifed into the barrow ditch to the east, through a barbwire fence, and came to rest.

Ford Focus spun after the collision and came to rest on the southbound shoulder.

Officials state the driver of the Ford Focus was transported to United Regional for incapacitating injuries and is in stable but critical condition.


UPDATE: April, 28, 10:30 p.m. — The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night and a Texas State Trooper on scene said a male driver of a car traveling south crossed the center stripe and hit a semi-truck in the northbound lane.

Officials said the car was badly damaged and it appeared the driver had to be freed with the Jaws of Life before being rushed to the hospital.

The truck crashed off into the ditch, but the DPS Trooper on scene said the driver of the truck was not injured.

The cause of the incident is unknown at this time, continue to stick with Texoma’s Homepage for updates.


One person is in the hospital tonight after a head-on collision late Tuesday evening.

The incident happened just before 9 p.m. on U.S. 281 north of Windthorst.

Officials said it appears that a car crossed the median and hit a semi-truck.

One person was taken from the scene by ambulance.

This story is developing, stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to learn more information.

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