Wildfire Accident Claims Life

The recent wildfires have claimed the life of a Borger man after a crash two miles West of Quanah.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says that on  Tuesday afternoon a 1984 Peterbilt towing a livestock trailer was traveling east on Highway 287.

Heavy smoke from a grass fire was covering the highway and trailer slowed down to a stop in the right lane behind other congested traffic.

At that time, an SUV driven by 63-year-old Eldridge Miller of Borger was unable to stop in time to avoid running into the trailer.

Miller was transported to a  hospital in Quanah where he died from his injuries.

 A passenger in the SUV, Loretta Miller, also of Borger, was transported to Amarillo with injuries.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time.