3 Killed in Fiery Collision

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

Three people, including a Baylor University student, were killed in a fiery two-vehicle collision in Central Texas overnight. DPS says the crash happened Sunday night on State Highway 164, just northwest of Buffalo in Freestone County.

Troopers say a car driven by Alberto Ortiz, 20, of Teague was eastbound when the car veered into the oncoming lane and slammed into an oncoming car. Ortiz was killed, along with his passenger Esger Montano,17, of Buffalo. Also killed was the lone occupant of the oncoming car, Baylor student Katie Moseley, of Livingston.

"The entire Baylor community is shocked and saddened by this terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Katie," said Baylor President John M. Lilley. "Our faculty and staff are reaching out to minister to students during this time of profound grief."

Moseley graduated this spring from Big Sandy High School. "She was an absolute delight to be around and brought tremendous joy to other people," said Shannon Dean, residence hall director for North Russell Hall, where Katie lived. "You could tell she loved life because she seemed to always have a smile on her face. She was constantly doing silly things and in a remarkably short time, her happiness impacted all of us. She will be truly missed."


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