Royse City teen killed, two injured in truck accident Wed. night

ROYSE CITY – Sixteen-year-old Royse City High School student Anthony Robert Sanders was killed last night and two others injured when the pick-up truck they were riding in flipped over and rolled several times on a country road, south of Royse City.

According to police, the driver of the Ford F250 pick-up that Sanders was a passenger in lost control when he attempted to turn from Circle Dr., a gravel road, on to Elm Grove Rd, located between I-30 and State Highway 548.

The wreck occurred about 8:45 pm. No cause of the accident has been announced.

Sanders was flown by emergency helicopter to Parkland Hospital in Dallas but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The names of the two others teens have not yet been released but police said their injuries were only minor.

Royse City Police and the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the accident.

More details will be provided as they are released.

By J.J. Smith

5 Responses for “Royse City teen killed, two injured in truck accident Wed. night”

  1. betty says:

    i miss my little brother so much he might be a great kid but he didn’t have to do 98 mph and lie to the police officer and kill my baby brother when the other two boys walk away and Anthony died and we have to live the rst of our life with out him that is not even fair I LOVE & MISSES YOU ANTHONY so much

  2. Karie says:

    The driver of the truck is a great kid and unfortunly a very bad thing happend that he will never forget or forgive himself for. All of these boys are young and new to driving which is no excuse but everyone in the vechicle were aware of that fact so the driver isn’t the only one at fault. My heart goes out to all of the boys and their families!

  3. Steven says:

    I agree with u Betty!! That was a close friend of mine !! If the kid wasn’t driving like a dumbass that wouldnt have happened!!

  4. betty says:

    it does not matter if he was wearing his seat belt or not he would have still died and the police department said that so no one talk trash about my brother if you have anything negative to say leave it in your head not on here he was a very good person and dont leave any negative on here thank you

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