Fatal Crash in Carson County


On Thursday, December 21, at approximately 3:30 PM, on US 60, one mile northeast of White Deer, Terry Wyant, 37, of Pampa, Texas driving a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder, was traveling eastbound on US 60 with a 14-year-old female passenger also of Pampa. 

For an unknown reason, the driver failed to drive in a single lane and veered off the north edge of the roadway. 

The driver over-corrected the steering, causing her to lose control of the SUV. 

The vehicle entered a side skid to the right and rolled over approximately two times, coming to a rest on its wheels in the center median. 

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt. 

The unsecured driver was ejected.

Terry Wyant was pronounced deceased at the scene by Carson County Justice of the Peace Jean Hardman.

The passenger was transported to Amarillo Northwest Texas Hospital with serious injuries.

The weather was clear and the road was paved and dry.

The crash remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol Troopers. 

A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/crashReportSearch.htm.