A wrong-way driver from Killeen was killed in a chain reaction on I-35

TROY, Texas (KWTX) – The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday Sambria charged Shelly Cant, 31, of Killeen, as the wrong-way driver in the I-35 crash that killed her.

Texas DPS Troopers responded to a multi-vehicle accident due to driver error on IH-35 in Troy on October 15, 2022 at 4:30 a.m.

DPS said a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Sambria Shelley Cant, 31, of Killeen, was traveling the wrong way on IH-35 in the southbound lane.

DPS said Shaley Canty’s Chevrolet collided with a 2007 GMC passenger van driven by a 58-year-old man from Duluth, Georgia, who was traveling in the right lane in the southbound lane.

Moments after the initial collision, a 2019 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by a 25-year-old man from Prince Albert, Canada collided with a disabled Chevrolet on the highway.

Moments later, a 2014 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by a 66-year-old man from Plano, Texas, also collided with the disabled Chevrolet.

Canty was taken to Scott and White ER in Temple with life-threatening injuries and died on Oct. 17, 2022, DPS said.

It is said that the driver and two passengers of the “Toyota” received minor injuries. The driver of the GMC van was not injured.

The driver and two passengers of the Kenworth were also uninjured.

DPS said the crash investigation is “still active and open” and “toxicology reports are pending.”


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