Fatal accident in Van Alstyne UPDATED

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

VAN ALSTYNE, Tex. -- One passenger has been released from a Dallas hospital after a fatal accident over the weekend. Van Alstyne Police say it happened Saturday evening at the FM 121 exit along U.S. Highway 75.

Two cars were traveling at high speeds when one swerved in front of the other. Justin Easley, 18, of Denison was killed when he was ejected from his vehicle.

One passenger remains in a Dallas hospital as of Monday evening. Another passenger was treated and released.

From over the weekend...
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GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- One person is dead and several more injured after an accident on northbound Highway 75 just before the FM 121 exit in Van Alstyne.

It happened at 7:18 Saturday night and authorities say two cars were traveling at a high rate of speed when one of them cut in front of the other, spinning one of the vehicles out of control.

One of the passengers was ejected and was pronounced dead on the scene. The two others in the car were flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for severe injuries and are listed in critical condition.

Authorities say the passengers in each of the cars were yelling at each other as they were traveling down the road.

Van Alstyne Police need your help looking for the other car involved. Witnesses describe the vehicle as a silver or black Silverado pick-up truck. If you have any information on the accident you are asked to call the Van Alstyne Police Department at 903-482-5251.


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  • by Casey Location: Denison on Sep 5, 2008 at 09:58 AM
    I just found out today that Justin Ferguson, the driver of the car, got 2 years in state because Easley got killed. It took them 10 months to charge and convict him of anything.
  • by Joshua Charvel Jackson Location: Dension, tx on Oct 31, 2007 at 11:24 PM
    kevin fletcher, my cousin, was a good friend of justin easley. i just found out minutes ago that justin had died. this is so devistating. is was such a nice guy. he was always making people smile. i will miss you justin.
  • by Kasaundra Location: Denison on Oct 25, 2007 at 05:13 PM
    Justin Easley was one of my very close friends for like 5 or 6 years...and i will miss him soo much...my prayers are with you.
  • by Tyler Location: Denison on Oct 19, 2007 at 06:27 AM
    To A Mom, i wanted to tell you thank you for your support and prayers,and to let you know justin is at home,he came home tuesday, so once again thank you and your family for your prayers and support i know it worked out for the best,
  • by Tyler Location: Denison on Oct 16, 2007 at 10:56 AM
    !!!UPDATE!!! I went and saw Justin Saturday he is in a room and up and talking he is suprising everyone on how fast he is improving..but he might be able to come home next week..keep praying and ill update when anything changes
  • by Anna Location: Sherman on Oct 15, 2007 at 09:53 AM
    I just want to say I am so sorry to Justin's family he will be greatly missed! I went to school with him and when he worked at I hop I seen him every Saturday. I am kinda like family i guess you would say His sister Ashlyn is my cousin please let me know if there is anything i can do you will be in my prayers
  • by Nikki Location: DENISON on Oct 11, 2007 at 04:19 PM
    TO the family of JUSTIN E.We the Ferguson Family want you to know how sorry we are for the loss of Justin. You are & will remain in our thoughts & prayers.
  • by A Mom Location: Grayson on Oct 11, 2007 at 08:26 AM
    Tyler, How's Justin doing? I've asked my family to include Justin's name and his family on their prayer list. Keep Strong!!
  • by Pattie Location: Denison on Oct 10, 2007 at 05:07 PM
    Earnie, My heart goes out to you and your family, for I too have lost a son. I pray that you and your family can build a strong bond from this. I remember you from school in 1st grade on, my prayers for you and your family will forever be long coming. May God bless and be with you all. Pattie House
  • by A Mom Location: Grayson on Oct 10, 2007 at 02:11 PM
    Tyler, thank you for the updates. I check daily, even though I don't know your family. I will keep Justin, and all of you, in my prayers. Bless you, Tyler. I hope KXII keeps this story on the website so that I can keep checking on you!
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