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3 killed, 3 injured in head-on crash north of Rockwall on Hwy. 205

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By J.J. Smith. A head-on collision yesterday morning on Highway 205 just north of Rockwall in Collin Co. killed three Nevada residents from one family and left three others injured, including a four-year-old girl.

Andrea Dunn, 42, and her parents, John Mcilvain, 76, and Margaret Mcilvain, 74, were killed when their white Honda Passport minivan traveling southbound on Hwy. 205 towards Rockwall was hit head-on by a white Hyundai SUV traveling north towards State Highway 78.

Dunn’s four-year-old daughter, Gabbe, who was strapped into her childseat, was the lone survivor in the Honda. She was taken to Children’s Medical Center Dallas with non-life-threatening injuries.

All three who died were wearing seat belts.

According to Texas Highway Patrol officers who on the scene and used to seeing automobile wrecks, what happened was “awful” and “horrific.”

They believe the Hyundai apparently hydroplaned across the center line into the Honda in the wet weather.

The drivers of the Hyundai, Tommie Chambers, 35, and Ariel Langford, 15, both of Wylie, were taken to Plano Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Both had broken bones but will be okay, officers said.

The impact of the crash was so severe that the Hyundai engine block was ripped from the car, laying in the road.

The highway was closed until about 3 p.m.

No charges were filed Friday and the crash is under investigation.

3 Responses to 3 killed, 3 injured in head-on crash north of Rockwall on Hwy. 205

  1. This stretch of highway is where our son hydroplaned about 5 or 6 years ago driving home in the rain one night. Our son had a better outcome–he hydroplaned off the road, across the drainage ditch, and into a fence post. He was only shaken up although his truck did have front end damage. His truck did not have cruise conrtol. What government entity is responsible for maintaining safe road condidtions in Collin County? Can the road not be resurfaced to prevent pooling of water in heavy rain? This is a state highway so perhaps TXDOT? My heart breaks for this senseless loss of life and for the injured as well.

    Johanna Runnels December 8, 2009 at 11:55 am
  2. Such a tragedy, Andrea was an amazing person loved by all her little girl is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Patrick November 21, 2009 at 9:03 pm
  3. Pingback: Head on collision on Hwy. 205 kills 3, injures 3 « Rockwall Rocks!

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