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Graduating senior at West High School dies in overnight car crash, sends another driver to hospital

Kadyn Reynolds
Posted at 12:28 PM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 19:35:34-04

West ISD announced the passing of a West High School senior, Kadyn Reynolds, in a car accident on Monday night.

On Monday, May 17, 2021, at approximately 9:30 pm, Texas DPS Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 933 and Fort Graham Rd, west of Elm Mott.

A BMW car was traveling westbound on Fort Graham was struck by a Dodge Van traveling northbound on FM 933.

Preliminary investigation revealed the BMW entered the intersection and failed to yield to the right of way to the Dodge.

The driver of the BMW was identified as 18-year-old Kadyn Reynolds of West. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge was transported to Baylor Scott & White in Waco for treatment of a possible injury.

Next of kin have been notified.

Seniors at West ISD were notified of Kadyn's death Tuesday morning during a Senior Class meeting.

Kadyn was set to graduate from West High School next Friday, May 28, 2021 at West High School's Trojan Field.

West ISD has organized a crisis counseling plan for all students and staff starting today through Friday, May 21, 2021.

This incident is still under investigation and no other information has been released at this time.

Texas DPS Troopers remind drivers to scan for hazards before entering the intersection by looking left, right, straight ahead, and then left again.