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Texoma teens among victims of Collin County crash

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COLLIN COUNTY, TX -- At least four people -- including two teenage girls -- died in a chain-reaction crash that involved five vehicles on a North Texas highway Tuesday afternoon.

Texas Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Lonny Haschel said the accident happened just after 4 p.m. near the intersection of State Highway 121 and County Road 528, about 21 miles southeast of Sherman and just east of the town of Westminster in Collin County.

According to preliminary information,Haschel said a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 16-year-old Zoe Wilson of Van Alstyne was headed northbound on 121 when the car slowed on the two-lane highway and was struck from behind by a Dodge pickup truck.

The Pontiac -- carrying three other teenage passengers -- spun into the opposing lane, where it was hit by a southbound Ford Focus.

The Focus spun into the northbound lane, where it was struck by a Ford F-450 truck.

Then a southbound Subaru was hit by the Pontiac and rolled over in a ditch.

Haschel said two of the passengers in the Pontiac -- 15-year-old Abigail Kendall of Anna and 15-year-old Brianna Gesino of Anna -- died at the scene. Driver Wilson and passenger Madison Kenney, 16, of Anna, were hospitalized in McKinney with serious injuries.

The Anna Independent School District said all four girls are or were students in the district.

Two passengers in the Ford Focus were also killed: Julie Trimble and Wayne Trimble, both age 51. Two others were transported to a Plano hospital with serious injuries, including a four-year-old girl. Everyone in the vehicle is from Ivanhoe, Texas.

Three occupants of the Dodge pickup were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The 17-year-old driver of the Subaru, Emrie Morris of Allen and the F-450 driver Villy Vanhoose, 62, of Rowlett, also suffered serious injuries, Haschel said.

Officials said an investigation into the crash is ongoing. Anna ISD urged parents of students who knew the victims to contact the high school for counseling "if you think your child is struggling or needs additional help."

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