13-year-old dead after rollover wreck

By Reece Waddell | Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
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A 13-year-old died in a single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. 81/287 approximately two miles north of Decatur Wednesday afternoon.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Lonny Haschel said a 2012 Nissan Armada was traveling south on U.S. 81/287 when, for a reason yet to be determined, veered into the center median. The driver overcorrected, crossed both southbound lanes and struck a culvert before flipping.

The driver and an adult passenger were transported to Wise Health System with non-life-threatening injuries. Another adult passenger was airlifted to Medical City Denton with serious injuries.

A 9-year-old was transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Haschel said the crash is still under investigation.

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