Teen killed in rollover west of Panhandle


A Panhandle teen was killed in a single-vehicle rollover one mile west of Panhandle on Thursday afternoon.

At 3:08 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, a 2003 Ford F-350 was traveling east on County Road 11 one mile west of Panhandle. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it began to fish tail causing the driver to lose control. 

The truck then spun around and side skid off of the roadway into the barrow ditch where it rolled over multiple times.  The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle as a result. The vehicle came to rest upright and facing southwest in a field to the south of CR 11.

The driver, a 14-year-old female from Panhandle, was pronounced dead at the scene by Carson County Justice of the Peace, Jean Hardman. The passenger, a 14-year-old female from Pampa, was treated on the scene and released to her guardian.

The crash remains under investigation.  Information may change, be corrected, or added based on the investigators findings. 


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