Five Moore County residents were sent to hospitals in Dumas, Amarillo and Lubbock due to injuries they sustained in a two-vehicle accident that took place Tuesday afternoon along US Highway 287 just north of Dumas.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Cindy Barkley, the accident took place Tuesday around 2:15 p.m.

The driver of a 2016 Honda Pilot, 35-year-old Mu Tin of Cactus, was heading northbound on US 287 behind an “unknown and unidentified pickup truck. (Tin) was following the uninvolved pickup too close. When  the pickup truck slowed down to make a left turn, (Tin) was unable to slow down and veered into the center median to avoid colliding into the rear of the pickup,” Barkley said.

She added, “(Tin’s vehicle) then  skid through the crossover and into the southbound lanes of travel where it was struck on the passenger side by (a 2016 Toyota Sienna).”

The Toyota was driven by 72-year-old Thomas Wingo of Sunray. In the vehicle with him was 69-year-old Brenda Wingo, also of Sunray. Both Thomas and Brenda Wingo were transported to Memorial Hospital in Dumas with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Barkely.

In the Honda with Tin, who was not injured in the crash, were four passengers, including two young children. They are all from Cactus.

Barkley said a 35-year-old female passenger, Aye They, was taken by ambulance to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo with serious injuries. A 6-year-old female passenger was taken by air ambulance to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo with serious injuries. A 5-year-old female was taken by air to University Medical Center in Lubbock with serious injuries. A 17-year-old male passenger, Saykri ya, was not injured.

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