TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Fatal Crash in Wise County
Date & Time: May 6, 2023, at 9:32 pm.
Location: US-81, just south of County Road 4421.
Posted Speed Limit: 70 MPH Weather: Raining Road Condition: Wet.
Vehicle 1: 2011 Dodge 1500.
Driver: Stable injuries.
Victor Figueroa, male, 25 YOA, from Irving, TX.
Vehicle 2: 2009 Dodge 2500
Driver: Critical injuries.
Jason Lindhorst, male, 55 YOA, from Godley, TX.
Elizabeth McWhorter, female, 81 YOA, from Godley, TX.
Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling northbound, and vehicle 2 was traveling southbound on US-81. The driver of vehicle 1 was driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions, lost control of the vehicle, and caused vehicle 1 to side skid into the southbound lanes. Vehicle 1 collided with vehicle 2. The collision caused vehicle 1 to roll over. The driver of vehicle 1 was not utilizing a seatbelt and was ejected. The driver of vehicle 1 sustained stable injuries and was transported to Wise Health System in Decatur, TX. The driver of vehicle 2 sustained critical injuries and was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX. The passenger of vehicle 2 was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.
Investigated by: Trooper Z. Siebeneck, DPS – Decatur.
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/CrashReportSearch.htm
Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant
Texas Department of Public Safety