Friday, August 26, 2016

Christopher Connelly (Age 38) Died In Gainesville Accident


GAINESVILLE TEXAS - Just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Gainesville Police Department received a report of a one vehicle accident in the 3100 block of North Grand Avenue near the Gainesville Riding Club. When police arrived they found a Ford truck upside down in a creek. The driver, Christopher Connelly, 38, of Early Texas was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jabe Maddox (Age 39) From Longview Killed In Crash


NATCHITOTCHES PARISH LOUISIANA - Louisiana State Police are investigating a wreck that claimed the life of a Longview, Texas man. Troopers were called to the crash around 3 p.m. Monday which happened on I-49 south of LA Hwy. 485. According to police, the crash involved a 2005 Honda Accord, driven by 18-year-old Deytwan Demetrius of Fort Polk, LA and a 2015 Toyota Camry, driven by 39-year-old Jabe Maddox. Maddox was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Jarah Breece (Age 13) Died In Gray County Wreck


GRAY COUNTY TEXAS - DPS Troopers say 39-year-old Jose Martinez Jr. is facing three felony charges as the result of fatal crash Saturday night in Gray County. At about 11:30 p.m., a DPS trooper attempted to stop Martinez Jr. in a 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck for a speeding violation on FM 282. According to the preliminary investigation, Martinez refused to stop. Officials say about two minutes later while traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 60, he drove into oncoming traffic. He then crashed into a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, resulting in the death of 13-year-old Jarah Breece and serious injuries to 11-year-old Holly Breece, both of Plains, Kansas. Holly Breece was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Alisha Kristen Brown (Age 23) Killed In Crash


COPPERAS COVE TEXAS - Police have released the name of a Killeen woman who died in a Friday morning accident involving two vehicles on Business Highway 190. Alisha Kristen Brown, 23, driver of a 2005 Volkswagen Passat, died from her injuries and was pronounced dead by Judge William “Bill” Price.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Lyle Hussong (Age 26) Killed In Erath County Wreck


ERATH COUNTY TEXAS - A former Newton High School student was killed in a crash in Erath County, Texas, southwest of Fort Worth on Sunday morning. Lyle Hussong, 26, of Pleasant Hill, was killed after a wrong-way driver struck his vehicle head-on on U.S. 281 around 2 a.m., according to the Texas Highway Patrol.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Drew Medford (Age 18) Killed In I-20 Car Wreck


FORT WORTH TEXAS - TCU baseball signee Drew Medford was killed in a car wreck early Thursday morning, according to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram report. He was 18. Per the report, the recent Paschal High School graduate was involved in a one-car accident on Chisholm Trail Parkway around 2:45 a.m. near the Interstate 20 exit. He died around 3:00 a.m., according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kryztal Luna (Age 21) Died In Automobile Accident


PALMVIEW TEXAS - A woman died Wednesday morning after a one-vehicle wreck in Palmview. The deceased woman has been identified as 21-year-old Kryztal Luna of Mission, according to Palmview police Chief Chris Barrera. Barrera also identified the driver, a dispatcher for the Palmview Police Department, as Jacob Rivera. The back seat passenger, a Palmview police officer, was identified as Juan Martinez.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Christopher King / Bryson Adkison Killed In ATV Wreck


SILVERTON COLORADO - A Garrison-area pastor and his brother-in-law have died and two other family members have been injured in an ATV wreck during a family vacation in Colorado Tuesday night. Holly Springs Baptist Church Elder Chuck Howard confirmed Christopher Ryan King, 33, of Nacogdoches, and his brother-in-law, Bryson Kyle Adkison, 26, of Nacogdoches, died at the scene, which was on a mountain in Silverton, Colorado.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jakob William Rogers / Autumn McWhorter Died In Auto Accident


LINDALE TEXAS - Authorities have released the identities of two people killed in a one-vehicle crash on Sunday morning. Around 6:42 a.m. on Sunday, highway patrol troopers responded to a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 20 four miles west of Lindale in Smith County. According to the preliminary crash investigation, a 1999 Ford F-250 was traveling westbound on I-20  when the vehicle ran off the road, struck a guardrail and overturned.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Randell Northcutt (Age 28) Was Killed In Borger Wreck


BORGER TEXAS - Texas DPS officials say 28-year-old Randell Northcutt was driving east on Highway 152 when he lost control Wednesday morning. Troopers say the car sped into an embankment and rolled several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Dillon Martinez (7 Months Old) Died In Hot Car On Friday


HELOTES TEXAS - The Helotes Police Department released the name of the baby that died after being left in a hot car for several hours on Friday: 7-month-old Dillon Martinez. Helotes police say that Martinez was in the car when his father drove to work at the Wal-Mart near Bandera and Loop 1604 on Friday morning. Around 3 p.m., the baby was found dead inside the car.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Richard Zavala / Ashley Puente Killed In Traffic Accident


DRIPPING SPRINGS - Two people were killed and one person is in critical condition after the Volkswagen Jetta they were in collided with a pickup truck hauling a travel trailer along U.S. 290 at Holder Lane on Thursday. Richard Zavala, 34, and Ashley Puente, 25, both of Austin, were identified by authorities as the victims who were killed in the accident, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. DL Wilson. The accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. Thursday roughly three and a half miles west of Dripping Springs. Wilson said the accident involved the Jetta, which was traveling west on U.S. 290, and a Ford F-350 hauling a travel trailer, which was heading east on the highway.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Melissa Briones (Age 33) Died In Austin Accident


AUSTIN TEXAS - Melissa Briones, 33, was driving east in the 500 block of FM 1327 near the Interstate 35 interchange on Aug. 9 in a blue, 2008 Ford Focus at around 4:30 p.m., police said. Suddenly, the car crossed the double yellow lines and struck the side of a garbage truck heading west before hitting the front of a semi-truck traveling in the same direction.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Daniel Katen Of Lewisville Killed In Helicopter Crash


HOWE TEXAS - One person has died from injuries sustained in Tuesday's helicopter crash near Howe. Both were taken to Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman after the helicopter crashed around 8:35 p.m. Texas DPS Trooper Mark Tackett said the instructor, Daniel Katen of Lewisville, died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday due to injuries sustained in the crash.

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Lacie White / Pamela White Killed In Amarillo Area Wreck


RANDALL COUNTY TEXAS - Authorities say a mother and her daughter were both killed during a rollover wreck on SH-60 in Randall County Wednesday afternoon. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Lacie White, 18, veered into the center median, over-corrected the vehicle and lost control. White's vehicle rolled several times. Her mother, Pamela White, 43, was ejected from the vehicle. Authorities say she was not wearing a seat belt.

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Ami Lee Spafford / Jerry Don Sims Killed In Kosse Crash


KOSSE TEXAS - Department of Public Safety troopers were investigating an early-morning highway crash Wednesday in Falls County that claimed two lives. The victims were identified Wednesday afternoon as Ami Lee Spafford, 22, of Marquez, and Jerry Don Sims, 28, of Mart. The accident happened at around 1 a.m. Wednesday on State Highway 7 about four miles west of Kosse in Falls County.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Major Accident On HWY 59 Near Rivercrest Road In Lufkin Texas


LUFKIN TEXAS - At least two people died when a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles collided in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 59 north near Rivercrest Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday. All three vehicles came to rest in the treeline off the southbound side of the highway, then immediately caught fire. A preliminary crash investigation by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers indicated that a commercial vehicle was traveling north on U.S. Highway 59 when, "for unknown reasons," it crossed the grassy median and struck two southbound passenger cars, according to DPS Sgt. David Hendry.

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Reagan Lyne (Age 14) From George West Texas Killed In ATV Accident


GEORGE WEST, TEXAS - A South Texas boy died after his ATV overturned on a highway and was hit by a truck as he and a friend were rabbit hunting before dawn Wednesday. The Department of Public Safety says 14-year-old Reagan Lyne of George West was killed in the accident at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Sgt. Nathan Brandley says a 13-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries in the wreck on U.S. 59 near George West. Reagan was trapped under the ATV. Brandley says an 18-wheeler came upon the ATV, amid the darkness, and the trucker applied the brakes but couldn't stop. Reagan died at the scene.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Social Worker Sandra Chalk Killed In Hot Air Balloon Crash


TEXAS - A Texas social worker was among the 16 people who reportedly died in a hot air balloon crash near Lockhart on Saturday, her agency confirmed Wednesday. Sandra Chalk worked for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services for nearly 25 years, a spokesperson with the department said. She most recently worked as an ombudsman in the Consumer Rights and Services unit, helping people obtain services and to resolve their issues. She had previously served in many other roles in the department, including at the Austin State Supported Living Center. “It takes a special person to dedicate their life to serving people in need,” said Jon Weizenbaum, the department’s commissioner. “Sandra exhibited the heart and patience that exemplify that dedication. We extend our deepest sympathies to her friends and family.”

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