WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — UPDATE: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Two people were found dead in a crashed vehicle early Sunday morning by officers who authorities said were en route to the scene of a fatal deputy-involved shooting.
According to authorities, an officer responding to a call for a fatal deputy-involved shooting early Sunday morning came upon a car that had crashed into a concrete barrier just after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 24.
Wichita Falls Police determined the driver had failed to stop at the stop sign on Sheppard Access Road and crossed the eastbound and westbound lanes of Iowa Park Road.
Police said the vehicle then struck a thick concrete barrier head-on near The Corner Post Bar.
The two people inside the car were pronounced dead on the scene.
According to police, neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing seatbelts.
Police said they do not know for sure what time the accident actually occurred and there were no witnesses.
The names of the victims have not yet been released.
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Original Story — Posted at 12:06 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2021
Just after 2:00 a.m., WFPD responded to a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning.
Officials said a blue 2015 Hyundai Elantra was traveling southbound on Sheppard Access Road and failed to stop at the stop sign at Old Iowa Park Road crossing the east and westbound lanes, before striking a thick cement barrier head-on.
The driver and passenger were both pronounced dead on the scene.
No other vehicles were involved.
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