4 Killed in Car Accident in Texas

In a tragic loss of life, four people were killed in Wise County just south of Decatur, Texas, in a car accident. One of the deceased is a Wise County justice of the peace. The accident occurred on Saturday, April 26, at 5:55 p.m. on U.S. Highway 287.

The Justice of the peace was the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident. She presided over Precinct Two. This information comes from a trooper who works for the Texas Department of Public Safety. There was no age reported for the woman who caused the crash.

The justice of the peace was driving south in a Volkswagen Passat in the northbound lane that is near County Road 4228. It collided with a Chevrolet Trailblazer and four people involved were killed.

A rescue was attempted by the Wise County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and the Decatur Fire Department. Three passengers of the Trailblazer died on the scene along with the justice of the peace. A 4-year-old was rushed to Cook County Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth by CareFlite and is said to be in serious condition.

The Northbound stretch of U.S. 287 from Farm Road 407 was closed to traffic for four hours following the car accident.

The justice of the peace had some accomplishments in her life such as getting support to have consistently absent students wear an ankle monitor. Her motivation was no to punish students but to help them change their behavior. She felt that if they were required to wear an ankle monitor for a month, they may develop better attendance habits.

She has been in her position since March 2007 and ran unopposed in her last election. She is survived by a husband and two sons.

It is always heartbreaking when a loved one is injured in a car crash. And it is even worse to lose someone you love in a car accident. If such a sad turn of events is playing out in your life, you may have the right to fair compensation for medical expenses, loss of income and other damages.

Source: Star Telegram, "Wise County JP among 4 killed in wrong-way crash" Taylor Prater, Apr. 26, 2014

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