Katie Thomason Injured, Child Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Armstrong County
Where: The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of Highway 287 in Armstrong County, Texas.
What Happened: An SUV allegedly struck a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder.
- Katie Thomason, passenger in SUV
- Two child passengers in SUV
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Child passenger in SUV, 6, killed
- Second child passenger in SUV, 7 months, injured
- Katie Thomason, 29, injured
On or about Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, around 7:00 in the evening, an accident between a tractor-trailer and an SUV left a child dead, and sent a woman and another child to the hospital. Department of Public Safety Trooper said the accident happened along the eastbound side of Highway 287 in Armstrong County, Texas.
Texas DPS said an SUV allegedly veered out of the eastbound lanes of Highway 287 and struck the back of a parked tractor-trailer on the shoulder. Emergency responders pronounced a 6-year-old boy dead at the scene, while Thomason and a seven month old child were taken to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries.
Highway 287 cuts east and west through northern Armstrong County, which is about 40 miles southeast of Amarillo, according to Google Maps.
State and local law enforcement assisted at the scene of the collision.
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