The Texas Department of Public Safety dealt with two separate accidents over the past several days. One accident was in Gaines County and another was in Hockley County.


One person was killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash in Hockley County.

On August 19, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the crash at around 3:20 a.m. on State Highway 114, around three miles west of Levelland.

Initial reports say a Chevrolet Impala was traveling westbound on SH 114 when it drifted right on the shoulder and into the north ditch. The driver then overcorrected the vehicle causing it to speed across the roadway before entering the south ditch and rolling.

The driver, 46 year-old Sara Rita Rios, of Levelland, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Authorities say Rios was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.


Two individuals are dead after a head-on collision in Gaines County.

On August 18, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the collision, which  occurred on U.S. Highway 62, six miles west of Seminole.

An investigation revealed 51 year-old Wilma Delk, of Andrews, was driving into opposing traffic on U.S. Highway 82. Delk then crashed head-on with a Jeep, driven by 62 year-old Samuel E Pennington, of Seminole. Weather at the time resulted in heavy fog in the area.

Both Delk and Pennington were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say neither were wearing seatbelts.

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