Authorities reconstructing fatal accident in Southmayd

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

SOUTHMAYD, Tex. -- An eight-year-old boy was killed in a collision last week in Southmayd. Now authorities are starting the reconstruction to find out how it happened.

It was news that shocked the tiny community of Southmayd. The accident happened at Highway 56 and McElroy. Police say speed was possibly a factor, but officials are also evaluating blood samples from the 21-year-old driver who plowed into Heather Nunn as she was taking her 8-year-old son, Jarred Winegeart, to school.

Winegeart died at the scene.

Police say the bright morning sun played a major role in the wreck.

Nunn was attempting to turn on to McElroy from Highway 56 when she was broadsided.

Police say she had no way of seeing the other driver.

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  • by Mike Location: Southmayd on Nov 8, 2007 at 11:56 AM
    I have never seen so many IDIOTS in one spot on ANY web site,amd i'm talking about people who send a stupid message and then sign it Anonymous that in itself is cowardly and you are an Idiot. You have no diginty and no morals and no #alls,you need to find something to do with your time like maybe, clean the toilet,brush your teeth,or tooth, as the case probably is.If you are going to use this forum, have the guts to use your name.From now on I will delete any statement from anyone who doesnt REALLY you.
  • by Anonymous Location: sherman on Oct 31, 2007 at 08:51 PM
    would all of you feel the same way if alcohol was involved?
  • by GC Location: Sherman on Oct 26, 2007 at 11:32 AM
    #85 forever missed!!!
  • by TW Location: S & S on Oct 26, 2007 at 08:58 AM
    As I pulled into the school this morning to drop off my boys I was so touched to see the "#85 Missed Forever" on the fence. 9 out of 10 children walking in & out of the high school had made their own shirts with "#85 J. Winegeart ~ We love & miss you". Even the football players will have 85 on their helmets tonight. These kids don't care who was at fault. All they know is their school lost a great little boy that morning. Even those who didn't personally know Jarred are showing great compassion. If our children can see the families and community need their love & prayers over this tragedy and are compassionate enough to grant it, why can't we as adults? Those involved know in their hearts the faults they committed that morning and the internal struggles they are dealing with in facing those are enough don't you think? All the blame & all the wishing they had done things differently isn't going to change the fact that Jarred is gone. Why make things harder on them?
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Oct 26, 2007 at 07:24 AM
    I agree with you Grandmother, these police officer do not need to put the blame on anyone either, I can not believe that they would say something about the speed limit that is posted 55, I agree with you the city needs to lower that speed limit to 35 put a flashing light out there that says 35 and have an officer sit there and these people that do not obey that sign needs to receive a ticket for it, it is as simple as that, my family and church pray for the lose of this little boy and their family. I have an 8 yr. old and I don't know what I would do if I lost him in something like this but through the Lord our Jesus Christ you will get through this. We will contiune to pray for you though
  • by Grandmother Location: Sadler on Oct 25, 2007 at 06:33 PM
    Just to set some things straight: yes he was wearing his seatbelt, all you people who are pointing blame to need to stop!!! Until all the facts are in everyone involved needs time, prayers and love to heal, everyone lost something that day. Unless you were there you have NO RIGHT to put blame on anyone! Our family lost a wonderful person in our lives. The reason the cop didn't issue a speeding ticket at the scene, he is waiting for all the facts. You people who are blaming the mother need to wait to do the same. It was a tragic accident that touched many lives forever. The only solace our family has is Jarred was asleep and never knew what happened. Hopefuly he did not die in vain, hopefuly this horrible accident will cause the speed limt to be reduced to 35 mph on the highway around the school. All you people who are so quick to point blame need to look in your heart and think about the people you are hurting.Pray for yourselves and all the people effected and think how you would feel
  • by Shelley Location: Southmayd on Oct 25, 2007 at 06:25 AM
    I fail to understand how anyone, especially a cop, can justify blame on an innocent man who stuck a vehicle that crossed over in HIS lane of traffic. The mother (sun or no sun) simply underestimated his speed and distance when she crossed into his lane to turn. It's a horrible mistake that could happen to anyone. Why pass judgement? The mom nor the other driver will find any relief from their broken hearts from a reconstruction or from our opinions. That's something that can only be gained thru prayer so isn't it time we stop pointing fingers and start praying for the families?
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Oct 24, 2007 at 06:34 PM
    Was the little boy wearing a seat belt?
  • by Denise Location: Borger on Oct 24, 2007 at 02:34 PM
    I don't know how to respond to all of the comments. MY nephew was the one that was killed and right now to my knowledge there has not been an official report. So please for the respect of the family, let us grief and quit pointing fingers. All those involved have to live with what happened that horrible morning on the 19th of October. No matter who was at fault, my nephew is gone and deeply missed by his whole family.
  • by Richie Location: Sherman on Oct 24, 2007 at 12:25 PM
    So, now, according to Anonymous, we was going 55 to 60 with his brakes on? WOW you must really have some inside scoop! where do you get your information, besides the rumor mill? And, if he was going that fast, and a cop was right there, the cop would have already had him locked on his radar, and been preparing to pull him over, no? But we have heard nothing of the kind.
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