Fatal Crash on Interstate 20 (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Sunday, May 26, 2019, 11:11 (24 days ago)

On May 26, 2019, at approximately 2:44 a.m. Abilene Police Department dispatch received a call of a vehicle roll over collision on eastbound I-20 near mile marker 291. Patrol officers arrived to find a blue 2017 GMC Sierra pickup with all airbags deployed. The driver of the vehicle was ejected from the vehicle and found deceased as responders arrived on the scene. The driver is identified as 25 year old Nickie Sanders of Eastland TX.

The Abilene Police Department Traffic Division responded to the scene. Initial evidence on the roadway indicates the vehicle was traveling east on I-20 and veered left, towards the center cable guard. The vehicle collided into the cable guard and veered right. As the vehicle entered the grass median on the south side of the roadway, the vehicle rolled over an unknown number of times. The driver was ejected during the roll over and there is evidence that the driver may have not been wearing her seatbelt. No other vehicles appear to have been involved at this point in the investigation. Alcohol may be a factor and will be further investigated. The investigation continues.


Respectfully,

Rick Tomlin
Public Information Coordinator

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