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1 dead, 1 seriously hurt after 2-vehicle car crash near Briscoe

By Vanessa Garcia | October 4, 2019 at 9:50 AM CDT - Updated October 4 at 12:43 PM

WHEELER, Texas (KFDA) - One person is dead and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Wheeler County earlier this week.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety about 5:06 p.m. on Wednesday, 20-year-old Gavin Whitten, of Reydon, Oklahoma, was traveling eastbound in a 2005 Ford Taurus on Farm-to-Market Road 1046 and ran a stop sign.

In the passenger seat was 17-year-old Katelyn Freeman, of Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

About that same time, a driver and a passenger from Perryton were at the intersection traveling northbound on U.S. 83 in a 2008 Ford F-250.

The Taurus struck the Ford F-250, causing both vehicles to enter a barrow ditch nearby.

Whitten was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and is in stable condition.

Freeman was taken at a hospital with life-threatening injuries where she later died from injuries suffered from the wreck.

She was not wearing a seat belt.

TxDPS is investigating the crash.

Megan Webb