ARGYLE (CBSDFW.COM) — Four people have died in a wrong-way crash on Highway 377 in Argyle about 30 miles north of Fort Worth.
Denton police said that Saturday evening a Nissan traveling southbound near Argyle crossed into a northbound lane and crashed head-on into a Volvo.
Police said the woman driving the Nissan and a young passenger in the Volvo died at the scene. A child from the Nissan and the female driver of the Volvo were taken to hospitals where they later died.
Two crash victims were later identified by friends as Emma Shaffer and her daughter, Tita. The crash happened just down the road from Liberty Christian School in Argyle where the sixth grader went to school.
“She’s one of those moms that was at everything — and her daughter was made in her image for sure,” said Liberty Christian School Pastor, Chris Searcy.
The school’s page shared a tribute post Sunday afternoon that they were mourning the loss of Shaffer and Tita.
A vigil was held Sunday evening where friends and family lit candles in memory of the mother and daughter.
“I’m going to miss the most, her smile, and how’d she’s always be there for you… and she’d just walk in and you’d feel loved by her and her mom,” said friend Hailey Coon.
The identities of the other two victims were not released at the time of this report.
Police said neither alcohol nor high speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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