UPDATE: The driver of the black Ford Fiesta, who was pronounced dead at the scene, as been identified as 35-year-old male Allie Bindi from California.
As reported earlier no other passengers were in the car.
Next of kin has been notified.
A GoFundMe account has been established for the driver of the cream-colored Ford Edge to cover medical expenses.
UPDATE: June 8, 2020, 5:00 PM
A crash on Highway 287 near Windthorst Road leaves a driver dead on the scene and a Wichita Falls resident with significant non-life threatening injuries.
The driver that died had California license plates and has not been identified. The Wichita Falls resident was transported to the hospital for treatment.
An eyewitness said the driver of a black Ford Fiesta got off of the Central Freeway exit onto Highway 287, put their car in reverse. and took a u-turn to drive northbound in the southbound lane on 287. The driver of the cream Ford was driving southbound in the southbound lane when it was struck by the black ford.
“No indication right now that he was having any kind of medical condition before that or not to our knowledge. He’ll obviously be sent off to have an autopsy completed,” WFPD Motorcycle Traffic Sergeant Dotson said. “We’re still trying to identify the driver of the black Ford. Right now, obviously he’s deceased in the vehicle and we’re waiting on the justice of the peace to come out and we’ll continue our investigation after that.”
UPDATE: June 8, 2020 1:46 p.m.
WFPD Motorcycle Traffic Sergeant Dotson said that a black Ford Fiesta with California tags was driving northbound in a southbound lane of US HWY 287.
The cream colored Ford Edge was driving southbound in the southbound lane when the driver of the black Ford struck the cream Ford head-on.
Driver in black Ford was pronounced dead on the scene and has not been identified.
According to officials, the driver of Ford Edge was taken to hospital with significant but non-life threatening injuries. The scene is still being investigated at this time.
No other passengers in either vehicle.
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — An wreck was reported around 12:21 p.m. as head-on collision near Central Freeway and HWY 79 cut off Castaway Cove.
Traffic is severely backed up in the area.
Officials are on scene investigating now including Wichita Falls Police Department, Wichita Falls Fire Department, AMR and TxDOT.
Injuries are unknown at this time.
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