May 10, 2022
Double, early morning crashes near Valley View, TX killed one person and injured four. According to police reports, the crash happened on May 10, 2022, just after 1 a.m. when a Cadillac traveling northbound on IH35 struck a Toyota Camry parked on the shoulder with a flat tire. The Cadillac drifted from the lane of travel and struck a Toyota Camry occupied by the driver, Rufus Hardy, and a passenger, Jonnah Miles. The Camry was knocked into the bar ditch where it rested facing southwest. The Cadillac spun counterclockwise and came to rest perpendicular to the northbound fast lane. A third vehicle, a Honda Accord driven by Cortney Smartt, was traveling northbound on IH35 and struck the disabled vehicle driven by Ms. Winn. The impact from the collision killed 32-year-old Ms. Smartt and critically injured her passenger, 19-year-old Daesha Johnson. Both Ms. Johnson and Ms. Winn were transported to Medical City Denton for their injuries. Ms. Johnson was subsequently flown to NTMC due to the severity of her injuries. Both the driver and passenger of the Camry were transported to NTMC for their injuries. Toxicology reports indicate that Angela Winn had a BAC of .139, almost twice the legal limit. After the investigation was completed, Ms. Winn was arrested and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter, and Intoxication Assault for her role in the crash.