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Crowley woman dies from injuries after 18-wheeler collision

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating what caused a fatal collision with a tractor-trailer on Thanksgiving in Wise County
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating what caused a fatal collision with a tractor-trailer on Thanksgiving in Wise County Courtesy

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.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

Three officers helped save the woman after she crashed into a gas line in Grand Prairie on Sept. 14, police said.

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