Mexia ISD student dies in fatal U.S. 84 crash

Posted at 4:55 PM, Feb 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 19:12:47-05

A 17-year-old Mexia ISD student was killed in a crash on U.S. 84 after a driver on the wrong side of the road collided head-on with her vehicle.

Texas DPS said the crash occurred around 7 p.m. on Thursday near Limestone County Road 368, east of Prairie Hill. Troopers responded to the scene after the driver of a Ford Conversion Van drove onto the wrong side of the road, and crashed into the front of a Toyota.

The 17-year-old Toyota passenger, a Mexia ISD student, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"It is with heavy hearts we share with you a loss to our school community," said Mexia ISD on Friday. "At this time, we are limited in the details we can share, as family members are still being notified."

Next of kin were notified, according to DPS, and the investigation is still ongoing at this time.

"Occupants of both vehicles were transported to surrounding hospitals to be treated for a possible injury," said DPS.

Mexia ISD said it will be offering counseling services to students over the weekend, and the announcement of the student's death is to make parents aware in case their child hears about the news through other students or the community.

"Call 911 immediately to report wrong-way drivers," said DPS. "If you see a wrong-way driver approaching, immediately reduce your speed and pull off the roadway."