Pelatia Trujillo Killed in Accident at I-40 in Carson County, TX

May 4, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Pelatia Trujillo
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-40, Amarillo, Carson County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Ford Excursion
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), non-life-threatening injuries (4)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Ford Excursion veered from the road and overturned

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed one person at I-40 in Carson County, TX on May 4th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 7:10 a.m. According to investigators, a Ford Excursion is said to have veered from the road into a ditch. The impact caused the vehicle to travel airborne before it landed and overturned onto its roof. The driver, identified as 58-year-old Pelatia Trujillo, was killed. 19-year-old Trystiana Trujillo and three child passengers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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