A four-vehicle wreck just after 5 p.m. Friday on Kell Freeway West near Harrison Boulevard sent four people to the hospital with serious injuries. Two people were pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital.
Three of the people who were taken to United Regional’s emergency room via AMR were in a Chevrolet Aveo, and the fourth person was in a different car. Three people were reported trapped in the wreckage for a short time.
A Dodge Charger, a Chevrolet Tahoe, a Mazda 3 and a Chevrolet Aveo were involved in the pileup.
Sgt. John Spragins, public information officer, said that the cause of the accident was unknown but that the Wichita Falls Police Department’s Crash Unit is investigating.
The highway was closed from Holliday Road to Taft Boulevard on the westbound side, and police urged residents to avoid the area while the accident was investigated and the scene was cleared.
The names of the people killed will not be released until next of kin are notified.