Abigail Kendall, 15, of Anna, and Brianna Gesino, 15, of Anna, both died in a five-car accident on Tuesday that left two others dead and nine injured.
Kendall had completed freshman year at Anna High School.
DPS reported the accident happened just after 4 p.m. on State Highway 121 near County Road 528. A Pontiac Grand Prix was going north on State Highway 121 when it slowed down and was struck from behind by a red Dodge Ram pickup.
The Pontiac was spun into the southbound lane where it was hit by a southbound Ford Focus. A Subaru going south was hit by the Pontiac and went into the ditch where it rolled onto its side.
After hitting the Pontiac the Ford Focus spun into the northbound land where it was struck by a Ford F450 utility truck.
The driver of the Pontiac was 16-year-old Zoe Wilson, of Van Alstyne. She was taken to Medical City McKinney with serious injuries. Passengers Abigail Kendall, 15, of Anna, and Brianna Gesino, 15, of Anna, were pronounced dead at the scene. Madison Kenney, 16, of Anna, was taken to Medical City McKinney with serious injuries.
The driver of the Dodge Ram pickup was Anne Spann, 45, of Bailey, Texas. She was taken to Medical City McKinney with non-life-threatening injuries. Passenger Christopher B. Spann, 42, of Bailey, and Christopher A. Spann, 14, of Bailey, were also taken to Medical City McKinney with non-life-threatening injuries.
Inside the Ford Focus, was driver Heather Trimble, 24, from Ivanhoe, Texas. She was taken to Medical City Plano with serious injuries. Passengers Wayne Trimble, 51, of Ivanhoe, and Julie Trimble, 51, of Ivanhoe, both died at the scene. A 4-year-old female was taken to Medical City Plano with serious injuries.
The driver of the Ford Truck Billy Vanhoose, 62, of Rowlett, was taken by air ambulance to Medical City Plano with serious injuries.
The driver of the Subaru, Emrie Morris, 17, of Allen, was taken to Medical City McKinney with serious injuries.
DPS is still investigating the cause of the accident.
Anna ISD released a statement on their Facebook page.
“One of our Anna High School students and a former Anna ISD student sadly passed away in a car accident, while two other AHS students were injured. The Anna ISD family extends our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of these students. We are praying for all the victims and their families in this accident and for a full recovery for the others involved.”
Any students needing assistance with counseling is asked to contact Anna High School. The school will host a funeral service for both Kendall and Gesino on Monday.
An account has been setup at Texas Star Bank in Anna to pay for the funeral expenses of Brianna Gesino. Anyone can donate money to the account.
A GoFundMe page has been setup for Heather Trimble, the driver of the Ford Focus. On the page it says Trimble was eight months pregnant and she is in critical condition on a breathing machine. Trimble had her baby while at the hospital, but it is unclear was condition the newborn is in. Her 4-year-old daughter Matilda, who was also in the car, is in stable condition. Heather Trimble lost both her parents, according to the page, and has a long road of recovery ahead.