Accident Near Hearne Kills 3 Children, 1 Adult all from Calvert

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

It's a tragic, but familiar scene on Highway 6: emergency responders cordoning off a scene of twisted metal, mangled cars, broken glass and shattered lives.

Ambulances navigated a littered Highway 6 Thursday evening, just south of Hearne. Unfortunately, most of those ambulances weren't used.

"There are four deaths, all from the Lincoln," said State Trooper Broderick Sims.

Troopers say a grey Lincoln clipped the right front of the an 18-wheeler, as both were traveling south.

"Spun out and broadsided by a white Dodge traveling northbound," said Sims.

Troopers say the Dodge's driver was taken to St. Joseph Regional Health Center by ambulance, and was conscious.

Of the four children and one adult in the Lincoln, only one survived the crash. Family members say she is a Calvert second grader, and was air-lifted to Scott and White in Temple.

"I think there were major injuries to the little girl that was flown," said Sims.

Relatives say three of her siblings, and their grandmother, didn't make it.

"Everybody was ejected at least 15, 20 feet," said Sims. "The driver of the car, she was sitting next to the driver door. I don't believe seat belts were used in this accident."

An accident that has shattered a family, and is one those on scene won't soon forget.

"This has been the worst accident I've seen. It has been the worst accident I've seen since I've been in the county, because of not wearing seatbelts," said Sims.

Died in the accident are 2 year old Demonyea Jackson, 4 year old Starr Jackson, 10 year old Devonte Jackson, and 64-year-old Daisy Jackson. The Jackson family is from Calvert

Devenna Jackson, 7, the only one in the 2002 Lincoln Town Car to survive the wreck remained Friday at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. Her condition was not known.

The driver of the dodge is a female in her early 20s.

No word yet on her condition, or that of the little girl.

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