Castro Co. Crash Report: 2-vehicle crash on US-385 near Dimmitt kills 1


Crash Report –  US-385 SB north of Dimmitt, Castro Co., TX


Report ID: 2024 February 15

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit # 1: 2 pickup trucks hauling trailers

Occupants: At least 2

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Unknown but likely

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition (Dry, Wet, Snow, Mud, Dirt): Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Sideswipe

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A


CASTRO CO., TX – A 61-year-old Lubbock man died Thursday after a two-vehicle crash along the highway just north of Dimmitt.

The incident happened around 1:45 p.m. about nine miles north of Dimmitt on US-385, which is northeast of Playa Lakes Wildlife Management Area.

Police say that the victim’s southbound Ford F-450 entered the northbound lane of US-385 and sideswiped another pickup truck. The collision caused the southbound pickup to leave the roadway and crash into a ditch.

The driver of the southbound vehicle, identified as Russell Smallwood, died at the scene of the accident.

It’s unclear if the other driver sustained injuries in the crash.

A full investigation is underway.

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