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Three dead in crash near Wylie TX
Three killed in two-vehicle crash
April 01, 2016 4:32 PM
WYLIE TX — One adult and two children have died in a crash that has led to the closure of Highway 78 in both directions just south of State Highway 205 near Wylie.
The accident occurred just before 2:15 p.m. south of Lavon near Rettop Road, according to Sgt. Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The adult victim was identified as Peter Hacking, who served as a captain with the Nevada, Texas, volunteer fire department. He was named the department’s volunteer of the year in 2015.
Authorities say the driver of a van carrying two passengers was headed southbound on Highway 78 and somehow lost control of the vehicle, which swerved into northbound traffic. The van struck a car, killing all three people inside.
The three occupants of the van were transported to Medical Center of Plano with serious injuries.
According to Wylie Texas Fire Rescue, the road re-opened in both directions around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.