Officials search for driver after Claude woman killed in wreck

Updated: Mar. 26, 2021 at 8:32 AM CDT
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ARMSTRONG COUNTY, Texas (KFDA) - Officials said they are searching for the driver in a fatal wreck that occurred near Claude yesterday.

A 2020 Hyundai Elantra was southeast about 2:25 a.m. on U.S. Highway 287 about 10 miles southeast of Claude when the driver failed to drive in a single lane, according to DPS officials.

The vehicle went into the south ditch where it struck a concrete culvert, causing the vehicle to come to rest in the ditch on its right side.

The driver fled the scene and is being sought for questioning.

A passenger, identified as 43-year-old Stefani Patterson of Claude, died on scene.

The incident is being investigated by the Texas Highway Patrol Troopers.

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