Local Basketball Legend and Coach Patrick Maxwell Killed in Wichita Falls Car Accident
WICHITA FALLS (May 3, 2023) — Petrolia’s head baseball coach 53-year-old Patrick Joe Maxwell of Wichita Falls died in a car crash on Thursday, April 20.
The initial investigation said at around 6:18 p.m., 17-year-old Chance Mills of Wichita Falls drove a pickup truck on north SH 79 near Russell’s Fireworks. At the same time, Maxwell drove south in a Tahoe.
Department of Public Safety officials said the pickup crossed the center dividing line to pass a car in front of him. However, there is insufficient time and space between the pickup truck and the Tahoe. Because of that, Mills drove into the southbound shoulder of SH 79 to avoid a collision.
Meanwhile, Maxwell also drove into the southbound shoulder to avoid hitting the pickup. Both vehicles crashed head-on.
Maxwell suffered critical injuries and at 6:18 p.m. responders pronounced him dead at the scene. Reports said he was a head baseball coach for the Pirates at Petrolia Consolidated Independent School District.
Paramedics rushed Mills to United Regional in serious condition. They also transported his passenger, 18-year-old Colby Izaguirre, of Wichita Falls, to United Regional with non-life-threatening injuries.
No other information is known at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Patrick Maxwell.
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