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Two people die following collision on Highway 87


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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Two people have died following a collision on Highway 87 Thursday morning. According to information from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Joseph Wise, age 74, and Carrol Wise, age 70, both of Carriere, Miss., died as a result of the collision.

The report states Joseph Wise was driving a 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis on Highway 87 in the right lane.
He passed Gilberto Ortega, age 55, of Dalhart, who was driving a 2005 Peterbilt truck tractor with a semi-trailer. According to DPS, Wise attempted to make a U-turn in front of the semi truck. Ortega was unable to avoid the collision and crashed into the vehicle driven by Wise, the report states.

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