Layni Potter, Madi Buchanan Killed; Ashlie Haines Injured in Accident at West 3rd St in Baird, TX

May 5, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Layni Potter, Madi Buchanan
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

East 3rd Street, Baird, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car
West 3rd St
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Vehicle failed to yield and collied with another vehicle

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed three people at West 3rd St in Baird, TX on May 5th, 2024. Police say the incident happened when a vehicle operated by 19-year-old James May allegedly failed to yield right of way before colliding with vehicle operated by 35-year-old Ashlie Haynes. Reports say the collision caused three people to be ejected from the vehicle operated by May. Two of the ejected victims were identified as 18-year-old Layni Potter and 18-year-old Madi Buchanan, who both died at the scene. The third, age 16 and not publicly identified, was also fatally injured. Reports indicate both Haynes and May were hospitalized with suspected non-life-threatening injuries. Reports also say May was arrested for DWI. Additional information was not immediately available.

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