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UPDATED August 15 at 2:15 p.m. – This story was updated with information about the third vehicle involved in the crash.
HOOD COUNTY (August 14, 2017) – Carylane Bowen Bogan, 59 of Granbury, and Robert Earl Buttery, Jr., 36 of Stephenville, were both killed Monday evening when their vehicles collided on US 377 between Tolar and Bluff Dale, just west of Campbell Road.
According to reports, first responders were dispatched to the scene of a major accident at 5:50 p.m. And while the crash is still under investigation, reports from DPS indicate the gray Toyota Rav 4, driven by Bogan, was traveling east on US 377 when it cut across into the westbound lane where Buttrey was driving a black Ford Focus. Bogan’s Rav 4 struck Buttrey’s Focus head on.
A third vehicle was involved in the accident but left the scene. That vehicle, a black 2016 Ford Escape driven by Tisha R. Grice, 48 of Stephenville.
The Escape driven by Grice was traveling east on US 377 in the inside lane, according to an update from Texas DPS. The Rav 4 driven by Bogan attempted to pass the Escape on the right and then attempted to move over in front. In doing so, the back left bumper of the Rav 4 struck the front right bumper of the Escape. Brogan lost control upon impact and traveled into the west bound lane where the vehicle struck the black Ford Focus driven by Buttrey.
According to a report released Tuesday by DPS, Grice was unaware of the contact made by the Rav 4. She was traveling to her job in Granbury and continued on uninjured.
Upon arrival on scene, first responders called for Hood County JP Danny Tuggle who pronounced both drivers dead at the scene. Texas Highway Patrol contacted the families.
DPS PIO Sr. Trooper Dub Gillum said this crash is still under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol, Granbury and Stephenville Offices.