The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of the driver who was killed in the accident Tuesday night near Alvord. Sonia Bullard, 40, of Big Spring was killed when she drove her car southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 81/287 and struck another car driven by Mari Proctor, 22, of Sunset head-on. Bullard died at the scene, and Proctor was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation, and it is not known why Bullard was driving the wrong way.
The Wise County Messenger said the accident happened just south of the Navigator Truck Stop at 6:48 p.m. A second accident happened at almost the same time when a northbound semi-truck pulling a flat bed trailer driven by Juan Valdivia, 43, of Amarillo braked suddenly to avoid the accident. A passenger car driven by Elizabeth Stewart, 56, of Bowie ran into the back of the trailer. Stewart was taken by ground ambulance to Wise Regional Health System with non-life-threatening injuries.