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Woman dead, three injured in Haskell County head-on collision

By Jenna Rogers, Reporter, jrogers@ktxs.com
Published On: Feb 17 2013 03:27:03 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 18 2013 09:03:24 AM CST
Fatal crash
HASKELL COUNTY, Texas -

One woman is dead and three others are critically injured after a head-on collision in Haskell County.

The accident happened just after 10 p.m. Saturday.

A Ford Mustang drove head-on into a GMC on US Highway 277, about four miles north of Weinert.

Police said Dawn Ann Carpenter, a passenger in the GMC, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was taken to Smith Family Funeral Home in Haskell.

The driver of that vehicle, James Alan Carpenter, and another passenger, Della Plumlee Ritchie, were both taken to Knox County Hospital with incapacitating injuries.

The driver of the Mustang, Jesus Ortiz, was taken to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, also with critical injuries.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash.