A two-car accident on CR 255 in Jasper County on Friday, June 15, resulted in the death of four Tyler County residents, two of whom were students at Woodville elementary and intermediate school.
Jasper County DPS reports that a flat bed welding truck driven by Brian Paul Baker was traveling east on 255 when a Jeep driven by Christopher Lamond Douglas ran off the road to the right. Douglas overcorrected and went across the center stripe entering the eastbound lane.
"The front of the truck then hit the side of the jeep, causing it to flip," reports DPS.
Only one occupant of the Jeep was using a seatbelt, and all four occupants were ejected from the vehicle.
Stacey Henry, 37, Tiara Moye, 11, Tyra Moye, 13, and Christopher Douglas, all of Woodville, died as a result of the accident. Baker, the driver of the other vehicle, was taken to an area hospital. His condition was unknown at press time.
Tyler County residents were shocked by the tragic accident and are mourning the loss of the entire family, which included the two young girls.
"Both Tyra and Tiara were so much alike in that they were well-mannered and polite young girls," says Ashley Hennigan, a counselor at Woodville ISD. "They were very sweet and quiet students and you hardly knew they were in the room. Their mother was always available if the girls needed her or if teachers needed to call her. They were a very close knit family."
A graveside service was held at Magnolia Cemetery on June 19.