A tragic incident has left a young mother from East Texas dead, leaving behind her one-year-old daughter. Jazmin Macias, a 24-year-old resident of Little Elm, passed away on Friday as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred earlier this month in Cherokee County. The news of her untimely demise was conveyed by her family members.
The crash, which led to the death of Macias’ child’s father, Antonio Santana III, occurred on December 8 near Cuney, as per the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). Macias’ medical expenses had prompted the creation of a GoFundMe page, which also mentioned that the child is currently in the process of recovering from the incident.
The DPS reported that the collision took place around 4:10 p.m. on US Highway 175, approximately eight miles north of Jacksonville. According to the investigation, a Chevrolet truck driven by David Blakeney, a 69-year-old resident of Jacksonville, was heading north on US 175 at the time. Simultaneously, a Honda Accord driven by Santana and a Toyota Corolla driven by Kimberly Wilkins, a 22-year-old from Laredo, were traveling south on the same highway.
The DPS findings indicate that the Chevrolet suddenly veered into the south lane of US 175, resulting in a collision with the Honda and the Toyota. Tragically, both Blakeney and Santana were pronounced dead at the scene. Macias and her daughter were promptly transported to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.
In addition, Wilkins and her passengers, identified as Kenton Holma, a 38-year-old, another one-year-old child, and a six-year-old child, all from Laredo, were also taken to a hospital in Tyler. Their conditions remain undisclosed.
As the investigation into this devastating incident continues, the community mourns the loss of Jazmin Macias and Antonio Santana III. The repercussions of this tragedy will be felt for a long time, and our thoughts and prayers go out to their family and loved ones during this difficult time.