A woman is facing two counts of intoxication manslaughter after a crash Monday night killed a man and woman in Powderly, officials say.
The crash happened around 10:45 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 271 N and FM 2648.
According to DPS, 40-year-old Amanda West of Powderly, who was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, was stopped at the intersection at the stop sign.
“Ms. West failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign and pulled into traffic,” said DPS Staff Sergeant Mark Tackett.
“A northbound motorcycle struck the side of the Tahoe and both riders were ejected.”
Both riders, 71-year old Carl Oldham and 68-year old Deborah Oldham both of Powderly, died from injuries sustained.
West was placed under arrest for Intoxication Manslaughter.
Powderly Volunteer Fire Department, Paris EMS, Paris Fire Department Rescue 1, Lamar County Sheriff’s Office and DPS all attended the scene.