SUV Accident in Brewster County Kills One, Injures Another

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BREWSTER COUNTY - One woman is dead and another remains in stable condition after their SUV veered off the road and head on into an embankment in Brewster County.

State Troopers tell NewsWest 9 they are still investigating how the accident happened, but they say 21-year-old Jalee Boatright was driving westbound on FM 170 on Saturday morning.

Boatright was about a mile west of Terlingua where she veered off the shoulder, and crashed into an embankment.

The passenger, 22-year-old Courtney Beth Vancleave of Lajitas was declared dead on the scene.

While the crash happened around 1:30 am, no one knew about the accident until a couple on their morning walk discovered the SUV and the girls around 7:30.

Boatright was transported to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa and remains in stable condition.