Drivers injured in head-on collision in Chico area

Two drivers were injured in a head-on collision east of Chico Thursday afternoon. The Wise County Messenger says Donald James Clark, 52, of Chico was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Investigators said he was in “critical but stable” condition.

Lewis F. Walsh, 60, of Alvord was transported by ground ambulance to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur for a possible leg injury.

Investigators said Clark was westbound on Farm Road 1810, near Farm Road 1655, when for unknown reasons he crossed into oncoming traffic. He struck head-on a westbound truck-tractor driven by Walsh. Clark became trapped in his pickup and had to be extricated.

Chico Volunteer Fire Department, Wise County sheriff’s deputies and medics and Highway Patrol Troopers responded to the wreck, which was toned out just before 4 p.m.

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