Friday, June 21, 2024

Former Gatesville resident killed in fatal wreck on Highway 84


A head-on vehicle crash that took place east of Gatesville on the evening of June 3 left one passenger dead, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety crash report.

The incident occurred around 9:25 p.m., at the 12,000 block of U.S. Highway 84. A 38-year-old man from Carlsbad, New Mexico was traveling westbound in a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek SUV. His vehicle then crossed into the eastbound lane, colliding head on with a 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV that was driven by a 69-year-old woman from Gatesville.

The Mitsubishi also contained one passenger who Texas DPS identified as 50-year-old Crystal Anne Nagle from Clifton, formerly of Gatesville. Nagle was pronounced deceased at the scene, and their next of kin have been notified.

The driver of the Subaru admitted to having fallen asleep while driving, Texas DPS said in the report.

The crash investigation is still active and open. Results of a blood analysis are pending for the driver of the Subaru.

The wreck led to an approximately two-hour closure on Highway 84, according to a Facebook post by the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office.

Texas DPS reminds drivers of the dangers of fatigued driving, which greatly increases the risk of being involved in a traffic crash.