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SHS trainers injured in wreck

From Staff Reports

Four Slaton High School athletic trainers and their driver are recovering after being injured in a wreck in Andrews County on their way to Kermit Friday (Oct. 27).

The Slaton Independent School District made a statement Saturday (Oct. 28) saying three of the trainers have since been transferred to Lubbock hospitals, and a fourth has been released.

The accident occurred about 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of State Hwy. 115 and FM 2371. 

According to the Texas Department of Safety, the first vehicle, a Kenworth Truck with Trailer was traveling southbound on FM 2371 and had stopped at the stop sign.

The second vehicle, the Slaton ISD Ford Expedition SUV, was traveling westbound on SH 115, nad was approaching the intersection. 

The Kentworth failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign and entered the intersection in front of the the SUV, striking it.

The four students and the SISD faculty member driving it were taken to Permian Regional Medical Center in Andrews in stable condition. 

All are expected to maek full recoveries.

This crash remains under investigation as of press time Tuesday (Oct. 31).

SISD thanked Andrews for their help during the wreck. “Slaton ISD would like to express our deepest gratitude to Andrews Medical Center for taking such great care of our training staff,” they said.

“To the people of Andrews who offered prayers, food, and drinks, thank you so much.

“We would also like to thank all of you who have kept our training staff in your thoughts and prayers.”

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