2 die in wreck south of Dumas


Last Updated on June 26, 2015 – 10:30 PM CDT

A man and woman were killed and two others were critically injured after a Friday morning wreck in Moore County between Amarillo and Dumas, the Amarillo Globe News reported.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chris Ray said the accident occurred about 6:50 a.m. at the intersection of the U.S. Highway 287 north access road and Farm-to-Market Road 1913, about 12 miles south of Dumas.

Harley Don Lewis, 37, of Amarillo, was driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla north on the access road. He failed to yield to a stop sign at the intersection, Ray said.

The Corolla collided with a 2012 Honda CRV driven by Andrew Scott Merrell, 29, of Amarillo, at the intersection.

Lewis and Melissa Rousset Lewis, 36, of Amarillo, a passenger in the Corolla, were pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.

Another Corolla passenger, Nola Lake, 7, was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Merrell was also taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Everyone involved in the wreck was wearing seat belts, Ray said.