A man and his 2-year-old daughter are dead after a crash in Lamb County involving a semi-tractor and trailer, an ambulance and a four-door passenger vehicle.
They were identified Wednesday morning as 45-year-old Mario Amilcar Ortiz-Diaz of San Gabriel, California and 2-year-old Scarlett Saponaro, of Henderson, Nevada.
Littlefield police responded to the intersection of Westbound U.S. Highway 84 and Loop 430 at 4:52 p.m. Tuesday to a three-vehicle crash involving the ambulance, a semi-tractor and trailer and a four-door passenger vehicle.
Witnesses at the scene told police the passenger vehicle, a Honda Accord, ran a stop sign as it crossed the intersection from Highway 84 when it was struck by the semi that was traveling westbound. The driver of the semi tried to miss the Accord and hit a Bailey County EMS vehicle as the ambulance attempted to pass the semi in the left lane.
The vehicles came to rest in the median.
The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene and his was transported via Aerocare to Covenant Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lubbock where she later died. Karla Theresa Garcia Aguilar, 21, from Henderson, Nevada, who was riding in the front passenger seat, was transported to University Medical Center by Littlefield EMS with life-threatening injuries. She was in critical condition at UMC on Wednesday.
The driver of the semi, 62-year-old Marvin Grothe, of San Angelo, refused medical treatment at the scene.
The Bailey County EMS crew was transported to Lamb Healthcare Center by Sudan EMS. They were released as of Wednesday with minor injuries. They have not been identified.
Other agencies assisting included Amherst EMS, Littlefield Fire and Rescue, Texas Department of Public Safety.