Three dead in Whitesboro crash, including Celina police officer and daughter

Det. K.C. Robinson is one of three people that lost their lives in the horrendous Whitesboro...
Det. K.C. Robinson is one of three people that lost their lives in the horrendous Whitesboro crash.(Tioga Police Department)
Published: Apr. 5, 2021 at 5:53 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 6, 2021 at 11:51 AM CDT
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WHITESBORO, Texas (KXII) - The City of Celina confirmed that three people, including an off-duty Celina police officer and his daughter, were killed in a multi-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Whitesboro.

Detective KC Robinson, 33, his daughter Brynlee, 6, and Ruben Ramirez , 60, are those that perished in the chain-car crash.

Robinson served the Celina Police Department for three and a half years.

“Detective Robinson served our city as passionately as he loved his family, and we deeply miss his presence on our streets and in our lives,” said Celina Mayor Sean Terry in a statement.

It happened Monday afternoon at Hwy. 56 and Old Sanborn Ranch Road when a trash truck hit the rear end of a car, leading to a wreck involving three other vehicles. The officer and his daughter, along with Ramirez, who was in a separate vehicle, were hit in the wreck.

The Texas Department of Public safety said several vehicles headed eastbound on the road were stopped because a school bus had just dropped off a student at their home, and was heading to the next stop on the road. A trash truck going eastbound was going over a hill and didn’t stop in time causing a chain-reaction with at least five other vehicles.

The accident happened behind the school bus. No one on board was injured.

Both the detective and his daughter were pronounced dead at the scene. Ramirez was critically injured in the collision and died overnight at a local hospital.

The officer’s wife was flown to a nearby hospital, the city said she is in critical condition.

Celina City Manager Jason Laumer, in a statement to News 12, “is asking he people of our city and this region to pray for this officer’s family, including those who are receiving very critical treatment at this time. We will offer an update as soon as details are available.”

DPS troopers, Grayson County Sheriff’s deputies, Southmayd Police and Fire Rescue, Whitesboro Police and Fire and the Sadler Volunteer Fire Department all responded.

There will be a candlelight vigil for detective Robinson on Thursday night in downtown Celina.

Troopers say the crash remains under investigation.

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