Pancake breakfasts raise funds for two families affected by Hwy. 285 accident

November 19, 2013 • Local News


The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and High Chaparral Café, 5500 N. Main St., held a charity pancake breakfast, Saturday, to collect funds for Sgt. Steve Meredith, who [auth] was hit by a truck during an accident that occurred on Oct. 21 on Hwy. 285 near Chickasaw Road.

Meredith was severely injured and flown to Lubbock for treatment. The accident resulted after a road block was set up along the highway while officials investigated a crime scene. A commercial vehicle ran into a pickup truck, which was then pushed into a second vehicle. The truck veered into the median strip.

CCSO Lt. Britt Snyder said the event this past Saturday was a success, collecting nearly $3,400 to assist with Meredith’s family medical costs.

“High Chaparral donated all the food for the breakfast; the waitresses donated their tips and many people contributed money to the jar,” said Snyder.

A second all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at High Chaparral Café for 39-year-old Rosemary Becerra, of Lake Arthur, another victim of the same accident. She died when her pickup was rammed from behind.

Snyder hopes as many people will come to the second pancake event.

“The woman was really an innocent. She was just sitting there, legally stopped at the roadblock, minding her own business, when she was hit,” Snyder said.

The All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast for Rosemary Becerra starts at 6 a.m. and runs through 11 a.m.. The cost is $10, and all proceeds will go to the family.

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