Shirley Bowman Labus Killed in Flatbed Truck Accident near Alvord
Where: The accident occurred on Highway 81/287 north of Alvord in Wise County, Texas.
What Happened: A passenger vehicle allegedly failed to yield at an intersection when it was hit by a flatbed truck.
- Shirley Bowman Labus, driver of car
- Giovanni Martinez, driver of flatbed truck
- Shirley Bowman Labus, 72, killed
On or about Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, an accident between a car and a flatbed truck left a 72-year-old woman from Bowie dead. Texas DPS said the accident happened on Highway 81/287 at the intersection with Co Rd 1697 in Wise County, Texas.
Authorities said that 72-year-old Bowie resident Shirley Bowman Labus was killed when the car she was driving on County Road 1697 allegedly failed to yield at the intersection when it was hit by a Chevrolet 2500 flatbed truck driven by 20-year-old Giovanni Martinez. Martinez was southbound on Hwy 81/287 Paramedics pronounced Labus dead at the scene of the accident. Martinez was uninjured.
A look on Google Streetview shows that Highway 81/287 is four lanes, with a wide grassy median dividing north and southbound traffic. County Road 1697 is two lanes that run east and west, with a stop sign at the intersection of the highway.
Troopers from the Texas DPS are assisting with the accident investigation.
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