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4 children, 1 adult killed in Shelby County head-on wreck

Updated: Aug. 17, 2020 at 12:25 PM CDT
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SHELBY COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A two-vehicle collision on FM 2026 in Shelby County took the lives of 4 children and 1 adult on Sunday evening.

The 15-year-old driver of one vehicle, who died at the hospital was recognized in a post from the Timpson High School Band. Mackenzie Parks was a student, twirler, and flute player. Her grandmother, Sandra Parks, who died at the scene was a member of the band’s booster club.

With heavy hearts, we share in the loss of Mackenzie Parks and her grandmother Sandy Parks. Mackenzie was a...

Posted by Timpson High School Band on Monday, August 17, 2020

According to a preliminary report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, at approximately 5:40 p.m., a 2010 Toyota pickup was traveling west. A 2019 GMC pickup was traveling east. For unknown reasons the driver of the Toyota crossed over into the eastbound lane and struck the GMC head-on.

The driver of the Toyota is identified as Michael Masterson, 30, from Center. Masterson was transported to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport for treatment. Masterson was traveling with three child passengers who were pronounced deceased at the scene and are identified as: Tora Masterson, 10, Ella Masterson, 4, Mason Masterson, 2.

The driver of the 2019 GMC was identified as Mackenzie Parks, 15, from Tenaha. Parks was transported to LSU Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased. Two passengers who were traveling with Parks are identified as Sandra Parks, 61, and Mason Parks, 15. Sandra Parks was pronounced deceased at the scene. Mason Parks was transported to LSU Medical Center for treatment.

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