Wyatt Randle Death – Family and friends are mourning two brothers who died in a tragic UTV accident on Sunday night in Ellis County, TX. 12-year-old Wyatt Randle passed away at Fort Worth Hospital on Sunday, his brother Ayden Randle remained in critical condition and sadly succumbed to his injuries last night at the hospital. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the deadly accident occurred close to the intersection of Boz Road and Greathouse Road in Ellis County on Sunday, September 18, 2023.
The teenagers involved in the crash were identified locally as Wyatt Randle, Ayden, Kaylee, and Amery, the driver was identified as a 16-year-old girl, and the passengers were identified as a 12 and 14-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), preliminary investigations revealed that a 2008 Polaris ATV, which was going west on Boz Road crashed just close to the intersection of Greathouse Road. The law enforcement agencies said the driver was a 16-year-old female who was with a 12-year-old and two 14-year-old boys. UTV flipped after it struck the passenger side of a Ford Ranger pickup truck going north on Greathouse.
Both cars’ airbags went off. DPS said that a 12-year-old male was pronounced dead the same day at the hospital. DPS says that none of the four teenagers had seatbelts on. Two elderly couple riding in the Pickup truck were rushed to the hospital. The 12-year-old who died and one of the 14-year-olds who were hurt were taken to a hospital in Fort Worth, while the other two teenagers were taken to hospitals in Dallas. According to locals, two of the victims were students in the Waxahachie Independent School District, and one of them loved archers. DPS hasn’t said anything about whether charges will be made or not. Law enforcement agencies are continuing to investigate the deadly crash and will determine if alcohol is a factor in the incident. The school community has joined the family and friends of the victims to mourn.
“We have traffic crashes just like anywhere else but for us, this is a teaching moment. These ATVs aren’t meant to be operated on roadways, They’re a lot of fun we all enjoy using them, but they’re just not meant to be on roadways.” Obey traffic laws, and pay attention to what’s going on around you. For us, this is very tragic. This is a rural area with a lot of ranchers and farmers. So, this is a community that knows each other. It’s a very tragic incident. When it comes to vehicles that aren’t intended for roadways, yes as motorists we have to be aware of what’s around us, but we have to think about the big picture. Those things, the ATVs, you see side-by-side they’re just not meant for public roadways,” Sgt. William Lockridge with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Ayden Randle’s Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family
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