Elk City Man Dies in Wheeler County Accident

October 27, 2020

By News Director Jared Atha

Icy roads appear to be to blame for an accident in Wheeler County, Texas that took the life of an Elk City man.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety the accident occurred 10 miles west of Shamrock, Texas Monday afternoon when 67-year-old Gary McSperitt and his passenger, 69-year-old Mary McSperitt, were driving eastbound on Interstate 40 when he lost control of the vehicle due to traveling high speeds on dangerous road conditions. DPS says the 2004 Ford F-250 left the roadway and traveled into the south barrow ditch where the vehicle began to rollover. The report stated that the vehicle rolled over across the ditch and the south service road before coming to a rest on its roof.

DPS says Gary McSperitt was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Wheeler County Justice of the Peace.

Mary McSperitt was transported to Shamrock General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.