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3.17.2006

1810 / 287 Wreck

Looks like we have a huge wreck around 11:00 a.m. this morning at the most dangerous intersection in the county: 287 / 1810. Initial reports are a car and an 18 wheeler getting tangled up. Possible three person fatality. Developing . . . Update. Three confirmed dead. One male. Two females. All appear to be under 20. Wise County residents. Next of kin being notified. Update: The driver was a female with a Decatur address. The two passengers have yet to be identified.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

it is my understanding that the wreck killed three people. I called the Sheriff's Office and asked and they did not know anything other than there was a wreck! I asked for Walker and he did not know either, and was rude when I asked him to call me with the names when he got them. he is an asshole

Anonymous said...

No, you are the one who is inconsiderate. I think the Sheriff's office is busy enough without having to keep you informed. If there's something you need to hear from them, you would.

Anonymous said...

This is the most dangerous crossing I find it very strange that they are making the road wider so that the trucks can have more rooms and pass on what was suppose to be a farm to market road.They will kill us all. I can't worry about the war against terror I live on 1810.

Anonymous said...

This is so sad...We need to pray for the poor parents of the young adults that were killed. This will be a day they will never forget and their lives will never be the same. God be with them....

Anonymous said...

AMEN

Anonymous said...

I'm about to vomit from 1:33's comment. What a nut!!! I can only imagine what David said after he hung up from this person. Probably nothing as rude as 1:33's comment. 1:33 needs to get a life and quit enjoying other people's tragedies. Sick - very sick!

What a terrible tragedy no matter what names match the three who were killed. I commute to the DFW area every day and it is a piece of cake compared to Wise County - especially roads like this. All Wise County roads are dangerous and the drivers are 10 times worse.

Anonymous said...

Of course 1:33 was probably a WCMessenger Reporter. And they are "entitled" to that information. And since the SO is obviously involved in a cover up, time for a full blown investigation.

Better yet - 1:33 - call DPD or DPS. They are probably able to help you since they are actually on scene and working the accident.

Anonymous said...

i dont think 1:33 was the WCMess because i one of their reporters there as always. i work many wrecks and they are 90% there all the time, so try to be slanderous somewhere else.

also, walker should not give out that info on the phone. if you called during that time of mourning for three familes, he should had been rude to you. did you know names cant be realsed untill next of kin for everyone kiled is notified? you are NO ONE special, "asshole"

Anonymous said...

edti to above .. "i SAW one of their male reporters there"


tpyo, damn puters

Anonymous said...

You called the sheriffs office looking for the name of the deceased? You are sick! Let our law enforcement do there job. Read the Paper, moron!

outofleftfield said...

Someone needs spell checker.

Anonymous said...

I lost my own daughter to a tragic auto accident last year. Unless you have been through this you have no idea what these parents are yet to face. Let's all take a moment in prayer - their shock right now is more than any of us can imagine. Yes, our roads here are very dangerous - just as they are all over the metroplex. It's just heart breaking to me, today, just knowing what they are facing. I don't even know who the deceased are yet - but imagine when the names are finally posted my heart will even grow heavier.

bigcatdaddy said...

The stuff you people get into arguments over is absurd sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know who anon 1:33 thinks they are. i was one of those emergency workers onscene. and i find it rude, disrespectful, and completely un called for the way you feel you should be informed of the names. If it was a family member of yours, then you would have the right to know, but if not, it shouldn't be any of your business. You say Walker is the asshole, think of it this way. the wise county sheriff's dept does not work accidents, they dispatch the proper authorities to them. if it is on a highway and outside of a city limits, the TEXAS HIGHWAY PATROL works them. or the city police. that means the sheriffs office does not have any info on the accident. So for anon 1:33, get off the sheriff's back and let our emergency crews worry about the decency of the deceased. and how to help the needs of the familys. So who is the inconsiderate one, the sheriff, or you?

Anonymous said...

My condolences to the families involved. Instead of bickering about the notification procedures, we'd be better off figuring out a way to make 287 a safer thoroughfare.

Anonymous said...

Something oviously needs to be done about many of the intersections involving major highways in Decatur. However, until something is done the best thing that you can do is simply aviodas many major intersection as possible. If you have teenage drivers in your family.......don't allow them to cross such intersections.

Anonymous said...

It was the driver fault's not 287/1810

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if the blood test come back positive for drugs.

mzchief said...

As long as it was not you or someone you love killed in the accident why is it anyone's business the names of the people killed? If you really NEED (there is a difference between need and "want") to know the names of the people killed someone will let you know. If you're not in the loop of people informed by the family or close friends then most likely, you're not close enough for it to matter whether or not you know the names.

Morbid curiosity is not an indicator of caring for your fellow humans.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you mzchief - but for the curious:

From Update: "Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins has identified the driver as Amy Rene Barnes, 20, of Decatur. The two passengers have been identified as Jennifer Susan Long, 19, of Chico and Cody Drew Arnn, 19, of Decatur. Hoskins said Barnes apparently went around pylons in the road and attempted to cross U.S. 81/287 from FM 1810 when her car was struck by an 18-wheeler."

Anonymous said...

As an Aunt of one of the deceased, I plead with you to have the decency to let our families mourn in peace.

Collectionsite said...

May the Lord by with ALL these Families ....

How Sad ... I will Pray for you ..

Anonymous said...

once agian people have died at this intersection what is it going to take to how many more have to die before the state spends money to fix the problem that intersection is one of the bussiest in the county and it is only going to get bussier when they put that shopping center in i live out here and have to use the intersection daily and daily i have to dodge people doing one of two things: 1 making u turns to go to towel head als texaco or those going the wrong way down the south bound side to get back to the intersection from the towel heads station and heres the kicker when notified about the problem the decatur police say they have better things to do than to watch the traffic i hope that these young adults didnot die invain i hope that the people of decatur and the citzens of wise county will stand up and say enough deaths do somthing to stopp and hold the city of decatur and states feet to the fire to make that intersection safe for all who pass through it

Anonymous said...

Did I miss something? The sheriff's report indicated the car went around some pylons before getting hit. Does this mean it was an illegal turn? Were the pylons there to prevent the turn that was made? If so, the state was doing what it could to control the intersection and the driver did an unadvised turn - and 3 paid the ultimate price.

Anonymous said...

The families of these victims are in my prayers. Responsibility falls on the driver, unfortunately. The state put the pylons up there for a reason. According to reports, they chose to go around the pylons. The Messenger article stated that Officers found methamphetamines and evidence of marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia, in the car.
It's so said that one poor choice leaves families in such pain. My continued prayers go out to the families of the victims, as well as the truck driver who has to live with the this tragedy.

Anonymous said...

So it appears that there were all kinds of drug stuff in the car. Was this a factor? I'm sorry for the families' pain but maybe they could have intervened more effectively by preventing drug use or association with those who use. I'll wait for the medical examiner's report before further comment.

Anonymous said...

Um, hey there, 5:46...

YOU ARE THE MOST IGNORANT, UNTHINKING PERSON ON THIS EARTH!!!

"So it appears there was all kinds of drug stuff in the car..."

Gee, are you informed!! I'm glad the Liberally Lean has you to help get the facts straight... and then by helping the parents and families of the victims with your insight on "intervention" and that sort of thing...wow, you are a boon to our society...

I thought I'd heard careless, thoughtless, asenine comments before, but that really takes the cake.... but let's play a game of "what if"...

WHAT IF: There was "all kinds of drug stuff"---does that mean they were on drugs? Drivers have made bad decisions before--sober, clean people--and it cost them their lives...

WHAT IF: They were on drugs... did their families know? If they knew, wouldn't they care?

WHAT IF: They tried to intervene...maybe they did, you moron, and it DIDN'T DO ANY GOOD!!! You know, young people make choices on their own, especially at their ages...

You've already got the victims convicted of drug possession, and their families if neglect! Talk about putting the cart before the horse, you put the STUPID before the IDIOT!!!

Unthinking, classless jerk... and those are your GOOD qualities...

Anonymous said...

The people on this blog amaze me. It's no wonder things are so f$@*ed up. You got annon 9:51am who goes on about how it is the State's or City's fault and rants about "towel head" who owns the gas station down from this intersection. You need to get a life, and go to church Sunday mornings instead of reading this blog.

Then we got the next three who make sense and ask good questions. Then we have another nut at10:45pm who instead of going to church Sunday night stayed home and smoked some dope.

My suggestion to both of you is get stoned go around a safety barrier and pull out in front of an 18-wheeler.

Anonymous said...

Reading all the posts about the tragic accident and the reported circumstances surrounding it, no one wrote the accident could have claimed more lives.

What would have happened if a family driving down Hwy 287 had been involved in the accident?

The consequences of driving wreckless and not obeying the law is sometimes deadly. In this case, it could have been worse.

We never know when we get behind the wheel of the car, what dangers we may face from a careless driver.

If drugs were involved, it is a criminal case.

No amount of pylons, Decatur police supervision could prevent what happened that morning.

I'm thankful the truck driver was not injured. He was a victim.

It is a tragedy for the families of those who lost their lives.

Anonymous said...

It is usually forgotten in these situations that there are other victims, and other potential victims. Had a drunk once that flew a curb at about 100 mph through a subdivistion, hit a brick mailbox and was killed. Flew right by a spot where 5 minutes before I was pulling my kids on a wagon looking at christmas lights. Then all the loved ones gathered, held a ceremony at the spot and celebrated how wonderful this drunk kid was, how caring, what a waste; and I wanted to go over and just tell them I was glad he didn't kill anybody else because he was an idiot.

GiGi said...

To 9:51 am: Please take the time to walk in to Quick Al's, ask to speak with him, and learn about his life. Al (his actual name is Amir)was raised in this country and is a very warm and pleasant human being. How dare you call him a "towel head". Its beyond me why you must call names.