A one-vehicle accident in rural Sherman County claimed the life of a 28-year-old Spearman woman and sent a 38-year-old Spearman man and a 1-year-old child to Moore County Hospital. The wreck took place at 1:39 a.m. on Monday, June 3 about nine miles east of Stratford.
According to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a large, black bull standing in the roadway was the cause of the accident. The DPS report stats the driver, 38-year-old Gerardo Pena, collided a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze into the bull. The right front end of the vehicle is what struck the bull.
Passenger Claudia Lechuga-Anaya, 28, was taken by ambulance to an Amarillo hospital and later transported to Lubbock where she died from injuries she sustained in the crash. She was pronounced dead on Wednesday, June 5 by the attending medical physician, according to the DPS report.
Pena and a female child were both transported by ambulance to Moore County Hospital. They were both treated and released.
All three occupants were wearing their seat belts.