Two-vehicle crash kills Dalhart man north of Channing


A Dalhart man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Channing.

At 3:45 p.m., Randall Johnson, 45, Dalhart, was driving a 2018 Kia Optima north on U.S. Highway 385 in Hartley County. A 2015 Dodge Ram 1500, driven by Brandon Gilleland, 35, Schertz, Texas, was driving south on U.S. 385.

Texas DPS’ report states that Johnson was driving on the wrong side of the road (not passing) and struck the Ram head-on and came to rest in the west ditch of U.S. 385 facing south. The Ram came to rest in the roadway facing northwest.

Johnson was pronounced deceased at the scene by Hartley County Justice of the Peace, Beth Moore.

Gilleland and his passenger, Jordyn Gilleland, 20, Schertz, Texas, were both transported to Amarillo Northwest Texas Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries where they are in stable condition.

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


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