Breckenridge Texan

Monday night wreck claims life of Breckenridge woman; fundraisers organized for family

Monday night wreck claims life of Breckenridge woman; fundraisers organized for family
April 23
14:17 2024

Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

An account has been set up to collect donations for the family of Shayden Ramsey of Breckenridge, who died in a car wreck Monday night. Other fundraisers are also being organized.

Ramsey, 22, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the 3800 block of U.S. Highway 180 West (West Walker Street), in front of Walmart.

According to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Ramsey was driving a 2017 Honda Civic when she exited the parking lot on the north side of the highway to travel east a little after 9 p.m. Monday, April 22. A 2009 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by 18-year-old Jayton Cole Read, was traveling west on Highway 180 and collided with Ramsey’s vehicle. The area east of the location of the wreck has been under construction for several weeks as the Texas Department of Transportation reconfigures the intersection at Highway 180 and FM 3099.

Both drivers were transported to Stephens Memorial Hospital. Ramsey died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Read was treated for non-incapacitating injuries and released.

DPS Trooper Michael West of Eastland investigated the crash, assisted by DPS Trooper Dale Escobedo of Eastland.

“Ms. Ramsey is close to the Breckenridge Police Officers, and they are dealing with her loss along with family and friends,” Breckenridge Police Chief Blake Johnson said in a news release. “The City of Breckenridge Police Department is thankful for the assistance of Sacred Heart (EMS), Breckenridge Fire Department, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and local DPS State Troopers.”

Ramsey was the girlfriend of a Breckenridge Police Department officer.

Her uncle, Richard Ramsey, is accepting donations via his Venmo account to help the family with funeral and other expenses. To make a donation, send funds to the @ramseyskitch3n Venmo account. He will transfer the funds to her father, Trinity Ramsey. Other fundraisers are being organized on Facebook for the family.


Cutline, top photo: U.S. Highway 180 West in front of the Breckenridge Walmart was the scene of a fatal car wreck Monday night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)



Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Support The Breckenridge Texan


Title of the document Sign up for our
Click Here
Verified by MonsterInsights