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7.23.2011

Wow! Four Dead In Wise County Car Crash Early Saturday Morning


Give Messenger credit. They had a report of three dead shortly after 5:00 this morning. (Question: If the Mustang was passing another vehicle, did the vehicle it passed stop? Not that he had a legal responsibility to, but you would think the driver would. An unidentified commentor posted that the Mustang was racing another vehicle -- something that is absolutely unconfirmed.)

Developing....

Anyone with any info?

Latest shortly before noon: WISE COUNTY, Texas — Four people were killed early Saturday morning in a head-on collision on a rural highway in Wise County.exas Department of Public Safety Trooper Lonny Haschell said the accident happened at 3:15 a.m. on FM 730 about six miles northeast of Decatur when the driver of a northbound Ford F-350 pickup truck saw a southbound Ford Mustang going the wrong way on the two-lane road.



Both drivers apparently tried to take evasive action, but they collided.

Four passengers in the Mustang were declared dead at the scene. The driver of the car was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment of serious injuries. Haschell said some of the victims were teenagers.

The driver of the pickup truck, who was wearing a seatbelt, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Wise Regional Health System.

No names were released and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.


Edit: From WFAA ...


Four passengers in the Mustang were declared dead at the scene.  Two of them have been identified:

  • Kevin C. Brickey, 19, of Blue Mound
  • Vincent G. Williams, 19, of Wakefield, Massachusetts


The driver of that car, 17-year-old Danny R. Nalley of Fort Worth,  was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment of serious injuries.


Edit: Here's a Facebook pic of a Kevin Brickey who went to Saginaw High School: (Edit: Fox 4 used this photo in its coverage.)


Edit: Star-Telegram article with some updates.