A 25-year-old Crowley woman flown to John Peter Smith Hospital on Thursday after she crashed into an 18-wheeler, died Friday, according to authorities.
Bailie Jackson-Samford was pronounced dead about 12:15 p.m., a news release from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were called to the scene of a wreck on U.S. 287 near Lathan Lane, two miles north of FM 407 in Wise County, about 7 p.m. Thursday, according to authorities.
A preliminary investigation showed that a 2017 Peterbilt truck pulling an empty tank trailer was stopped in a left turn lane on U.S. 287 waiting to turn left, a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
For an unknown reason, the 2014 GMC pickup being driven south on U.S. 287 by Jackson-Samford entered the turn lane and struck the rear of the trailer, according to the statement.
Jackson-Samford was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in a helicopter ambulance with serious injuries and died on Friday from those injuries, the statement said. The Peterbilt truck’s driver, Misti Kestner, 46, of Decatur, was not injured.