Mexhoma resident succumbs to injuries

by C.F. David

Mexhoma resident Shirley Hutchison, 46, died in Amarillo , Texas , on Nov. 25; the result of injuries suffered in a Nov. 16 Cimarron County accident.

According to an OHP accident report, Hutchison was the passenger in a 1983 Pontiac driven by her husband, David Allen Hutchison, 57.

The Hutchison vehicle, northbound on a rural road intersecting U.S. Highway 56, 5.6 miles west of Boise City at 10:20 p.m. According to the accident report, the Hutchison vehicle failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2002 Chevrolet pickup being driven eastbound on Highway 56 by Ronnie Allen Chappell, of Cedaredge , Colo. Consequently, the Pontiac struck the pickup in its passenger side door. Both vehicles came to rest on the eastbound shoulder.

David Hutchison was taken by ambulance to the Cimarron Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with injuries to his trunk and head.

Mrs. Hutchison was admitted to Cimarron Memorial Hospital with head and chest injuries and listed in fair condition. She was later transferred to an Amarillo , Hospital.