Teen Killed in Accident at Hwy 86 in Swisher County, TX

January 8, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Texas 86, Tulia, Swisher County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chrysler 300
Hwy 86
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), various injuries (3)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chrysler 300 collide with a concrete culvert and overturned

What Happened

A teen died in a single-vehicle crash that left three others injured at Hwy 86 in Swisher County, TX on January 8th, 2023. Police say it happened around 4 a.m. According to investigators, a Chrysler 300 was traveling westbound on Hwy 86 before veering from the road for unknown reasons. Upon exiting the road, it went into a ditch and hit a culvert causing it to go airborne. Upon landing, the vehicle rolled and ejected two of its occupants. One of the two, a 15-year-old male, was killed. Three others, including 19-year-old Zaida Alvarez, were hospitalized with serious injuries. Officers are currently investigating possible causes for the crash and allege suspicion of speed and alcohol playing factors.

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