Arrest made following Friday’s fatal accident on Kell West

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UPDATE: Oct. 1, 2019

An arrest affidavit for an intoxication manslaughter suspect is providing more details about the fatal head-on collision that took the life of a Wichita County woman.

On September 27, just after 11 p.m. police were called to Kell West BLVD. near Taft for an injury accident involving a Chrysler 300 that was wrecked on the highway with heavy damage.

Also on the scene, another car was crashed into a tree and the driver, a 29-year-old female from Burkburnett, was pinned inside.

That woman was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Chrysler 300 has been identified as Justine Gallegos, 29.

According to witness statements to police, Gallegos’ car was traveling east on the Kell Freeway at a high rate of speed.

Then witnesses say her car crossed the center median and entered into oncoming traffic, crashing into the victim’s car head-on.

Officers on the scene reported smelling alcohol from Gallegos’ car.

Officers also said her eyes were bloodshot, her speech was slurred and officers could smell alcohol on her breath.

When officers asked Gallegos if she’d consumed any alcohol, police said she refused to answer the question.

She was arrested Saturday morning but was released later that day after posting her $50,000 bond.


UPDATE: Sept. 30, 2019, 10:23 a.m.

An arrest has been made following a fatal accident late Friday night.

Police have identified the victim as Pimporn Kasemthaveesak, 28, of Burkburnett.

Police say Kasewmthaveesak died at the scene.

Justine Gallegos, 29, of Lawton was booked into Wichita County jail Saturday and bonded out later that day.

Her bond was $50,000.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Officials are investing a fatal pin in crash on Kell West Friday night.

It happened at 11:12 p.m. on Kell West Boulevard near Taft.

Wichita Fall Police Department Sgt. Harold McClure said a white Chrysler 300 was wrecked on the highway and had heavy damage after hitting 2007 Kasewmthaveesak’s blue Mazda 3 head on.

McClure said that Gallegos was in the driver’s seat of the Chrysler and that she was the only occupant in the vehicle.

Officers say that Gallegos had bloodshot eyes and that her speech was slurred.

Police did not perform a field sobriety test at the scene of the accident due the severity of Gallegos’ injuries.

However, Sgt. McClure says WFPD obtained a warrant for a blood sample to be taken from Gallegos at the hospital.

This incident is still under investigation so be sure to stay with Texoma’s Homepage as we continue to learn more.

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