Liberal Man Injured in Fatal Crash Near Dalhart TX

Joe Denoyer - November 12, 2018 11:30 am

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a Dalhart man on Sunday.

According to DPS, at about 5:20 a.m., Larry Williams, 76, of Liberal, Kan., was driving a 2014 Kenworth truck tractor/semi-trailer northeast on U.S. 54, about 20 miles southwest of Dalhart. Luis Orrantia, 33, of Dalhart, was driving a 2103 Ford F-250 southwest on U.S. 54, when, for unknown reasons, he veered over into oncoming traffic and collided head-on into the semi driven by Williams.

Orrantia was pronounced dead on the scene by Dallam County Justice of the Peace Carol Smith.

Williams was taken to the Coon County Memorial Hospital in Dalhart with non-life-threatening injuries.

The initial investigation determined that Orrantia was not wearing a seatbelt but Williams was wearing one. The road conditions were dry and no other vehicles were involved.

DPS continues to investigate the crash.

 

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