BURLESON — A four-vehicle collision took the lives of four people including a youth pastor and father who had dedicated to his flock as he tried to help a disabled vehicle in rural Tarrant County. He was one of four others who died late Saturday in a collision.
Terry Grisham, spokesperson of Tarrant County sheriff’s office reported that while Brian Jennings and two other good Samaritans were assisting a stranded vehicle, another driver crashed on it, triggering a collision on a county dark, two-lane road just outside Burleson. A total of nine people sustained injuries, including two who were critical. Police believed that alcohol was the main factor in the mishap.
The wreck happened a little before midnight in Burleson Retta Road’s 1500 block. Traffic was closed at a range of quarter-mile as they placed crime tape and police cars were all over the area until Sunday afternoon.
Authorities are continuing their investigation and so far no arrests have been made. According to Grisham said, they have not filed enough evidence to say what vehicle and which driver may have been responsible for the crash.
Although the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office have not released the names of the victims in public but the Alsbury Baptist Church identified last Sunday that one of the victims was Jennings, who is the youth minister of their church.
Scott Sharman, senior Pastor, said that Jennings, who is a father of three, had just left a party celebrating the graduation of his oldest son from Centennial High School in Burleson. He was bringing back to the church the tables and chairs he borrowed for the occasion.
He started serving the Alsbury Baptist in 2006. Jennings was known at the church as “B.J. who loved video and board games, aside from being a terrific dancer.
Sharman added that due to the tragedy, the church’s staff decided to alter the services on Sunday morning, Father’s Day, to stress on how to find faith in the midst of grief.
Caram mentioned that a mother and her grown daughter, living near the crash, went over to assist the disabled vehicle; they were victims of the crash. The daughter was home on vacation from nursing school.
Her father went back to their house to keep a mailbox was damaged; when he returned to the disabled vehicle, both wife and daughter were dead.
Authorities stated that three vehicles, to include the disabled vehicle were at the westbound lanes while the fourth car was heading east which caused the collision.
The country road that was adjacent to the Airport at Fort Worth Spinks has borders of two drainage ditches with narrow lanes and no sidewalks. The only light at night comes from the large, landscaped homes on one side of the street. The Southern Oaks Golf Club on the other side of the street is a wooded area and lined with trees.
The emergency crews used flares to close down the street and had to use flood lights coming from their fire truck to look for victims.
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Source: Dallas News Com