Woman killed, two seriously injured in Sherman wreck

Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 12:14 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2021 at 1:47 PM CST
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - A recent Sherman High School graduate and Grayson College student was killed and two other people were seriously injured in a four-vehicle collision in Sherman Monday afternoon.

DPS troopers said just after noon Kyana Murray, 18, was stopped on eastbound State Highway 56 waiting to turn north onto the FM-1417 Extension when she was struck from behind by an eastbound pickup truck driven by Christopher Bryan Miller, 34, of Bells.

“This is the hardest thing I as a mom have ever went through,” said Murray’s mother, Natalie Flowers. “This right here in indescribable, you just don’t understand it until you have to go through it.”

The collision pushed Murray’s vehicle into the westbound lane of SH-56 where it struck a westbound pickup and her vehicle caught fire.

Murray, who Grayson College identified as a current student and a Sherman High School graduate, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“My pumpkin was the joy of the world, she was the life of the party, she was the caregiver, she was the motherly hen and she held everybody close together,” Flowers said.

Flowers said her daughter was planning to transfer to San Angelo State after finishing her core requirements at Grayson College to pursue studies in animal sciences and psychology.

“She was in FFA, she raised rabbits lambs and goats throughout her four years in high school,” Flowers said. “Animals were her life, that’s what she did, she loved her animals.”

The occupants of the westbound pickup were both seriously injured in the collision. Driver Joann Turner, 62, of Cartwright was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Passenger Acra Turner, Jr., 67, of Cartwright, was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

Miller’s pickup struck another westbound vehicle. Neither its driver nor Miller were injured in the collision.

Flowers said she has been going through all of the photos and video she had of Kyana “to remember my baby.”

“She touched so many people, I just want them all to remember the times that they had with her and keep a smile on their face because that’s how we’re going to make it,” Flowers said.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Kyana Murray, a student at Grayson College and graduate of Sherman High...

Posted by Grayson College on Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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