Fatal car wreck on South Cowhorn Creek Loop being investigated by TTPD

State Police

TEXARKANA – The Texarkana Texas Police Department (TTPD) is investigating a fatal car crash that happened at about 8:00 p.m. Friday night on South Cowhorn Creek Loop near Newk’s Eatery.

Police say that traffic investigators determined that 64-year-old Pamela Bartlett of Texarkana, Texas, swerved her 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, which was headed northbound, into the turn lane and rear ended a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox driven by 36-year-old Katherine Schmidt of Texarkana, Texas. According to police, Bartlett had a serious medical issue immediately prior to the crash.


Bartlett died an hour later at Christus St. Michael Hospital. Schmidt sustained minor injured and declined medical attention at the scene.

Texarkana Texas police continue their investigation into the crash, and no citations are expected to be issued.