James Gautney Injured in Accident at US 81 in New Fairview, TX

October 16, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
James Gautney
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 81, New Fairview, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Dodge Durango, Mack Tractor-Trailer
US 81
Injuries Sustained

Minor injuries (4), serious injuries (2)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Dodge Durango and a Mack Tractor-Trailer were involved in a crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured several people involved at US 81 in New Fairview, TX on October 16th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 2 p.m. According to investigators, a Dodge Durango operated by 76-year-old James Gautney was northbound on US 81 before attempting to turn left at a crossover from a center line. The vehicle is said to have entered into the path of an approaching tractor-trailer, the two vehicles colliding in the process. Officials say two occupants of the Dodge were seriously injured. Four others, including Gautney, had injuries considered by non-life-threatening injuries. Reports say the truck operator was not injured. Additional information was not immediately available.

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