At 7:47 pm Friday night, Kirbyville First Responders, DPS, Jasper County Sheriffs Department, Kirbyville Police, Trout Creek, and Kirbyville Volunteer Fire Departments all arrived at the scene of a major 3-vehicle crash on FM 363 near Cr 3064.
The preliminary investigation showed that a red Mazda RX-7 was traveling east, followed by a silver Nissan Altima. It is reported that the Mazda came to a stop to allow for traffic to pass, in order to make a left turn onto C.R. 3064 and was rear-ended by the Nissan. The collision pushed the Mazda into the oncoming lane where it was struck head-on by a Chevrolet Suburban traveling west.
The driver of the Mazda, identified as 36-year-old Cheryl Wilson of Kirbyville, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Her passengers included her 9-year-old son Kash, who was flown to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, and her 7-year-old daughter Ever, who was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital with her mother, both for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Nissan, identified as 20-year-old Ashleigh Flores of Newton, was not injured.
The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 56-year-old Rebecca Smith of Sulphur Springs, Texas, was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Her three passengers were uninjured.
In the absolute best possible turn of events, we have learned this morning that Wilson and her children were released from the hospital and while Cheryl and Kash are still in a good bit of pain, they will all make full recoveries. Ever was completely uninjured. (Photos of Wilson and Flores' cars have been added to this article)
Updated: Kirbyville PD Sgt Josh Hancock told ETB regarding Wilson and her children, "They are hurt...they will survive and should recover. Could have been a whole lot worse, they are very lucky."