Nine car I-20 crash kills one

A nine car pile up caused one fatality and injured others
Monday afternoon June 1.

By Donnita Fisher

Managing Editor

A fatality accident brought traffic on eastbound Interstate 20 to a standstill Monday afternoon, June 1, near the Myrtle Springs Cemetery Road exit two miles east of Canton.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark, the accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. when an 18-wheeler traveling in right lane of traffic “failed to control his speed and ran into the back of a 2007 Ford Escape traveling in that same lane. The Ford Escape was then pushed forward into a 2013 Ford SEL. The Ford SEL was then pushed into a 2015 KIA Soul which was then pushed into a 1998 Peterbilt truck towing a flatbed trailer.”

The 18-wheeler then hit a Jeep Grand Cherokee pushing it into another 18-wheeler, a 2007 Western Star towing a Wabash trailer.

“As the Ford Escape was being pushed to its final resting location into the south ditch area, when a 2002 Lexus was then struck from behind by a Ford F150,” Dark said.

The driver of the Escape, 41-year-old David Brimage of Brownsboro, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Ronnie Daniell.

The SEL was being driven by Rachel Brimage, 36, also of Brownsboro. She was taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with serious injuries, Dark said. Two passengers in her vehicle – a 13-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl – were both taken to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas with serious injuries.

Deborah Phillips, 65, of Jena, La., was the driver of the Jeep. She was taken to Trinity Mother Frances-Tyler in serious condition.

Agusta Phillips, 72, Peggy Wilson, 32, and a 13-year-old girl were all passengers in the Jeep. They were taken to Trinity Mother Frances-Tyler where they were listed in stable condition.

The driver of the KIA Soul was Shelley Jack, 45, of Monroe, La. She, too, was taken to Trinity Mother Frances-Tyler and was listed in stable condition.


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