Denver City Woman Killed in Yoakum County Accident

Denver City Woman Killed in Yoakum County Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

YOAKUM COUNTY – A Denver City woman is dead following a morning accident in Yoakum County on Tuesday morning.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, the accident happened at the intersection of FM 1780 and U.S. Highway 380/82.

According to the report, a semi-tractor trailer was traveling westbound on Highway 380/82 when a pickup truck pulled out in front of a semi from a stop sign and failed to yield the right of way to the semi.

The driver of the pickup truck, 21-year-old Yolanda Villalobos of Denver City, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi truck, 62-year-old John Dennis Rushlow of Abernathy, Texas, was taken to a Brownfield hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The accident is still under investigation.