The Texas Department of Public Safety has released new information and a correction about a Sunday afternoon accident in Shelby County that left three children, one teenager, and one adult deceased. It happened on Farm to Market Road 2026, about 2 miles northwest of Center.
According to Sergeant David Hendry, investigating troopers have determined that the driver of a 2010 Toyota Tundra pickup truck was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane when they met a westbound 2019 GMC pickup truck.
Hendry said it has been determined that both drivers took evasive action and both swerved into the eastbound lane where they collided head-on.
According to Sergeant Hendry, one of the deceased children was initially identified as 10-year-old Tora Masterson. However, Hendry said the deceased child was actually 10-year-old Victoria Hogan.
Here is the updated information for each person in each vehicle:
2010 Toyota Tundra pickup truck
Michael Masterson, age 30, of Center – Driver – Undergoing treatment at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport
Victoria Hogan, age 10 – Passenger – Pronounced dead at the scene
Ella Masterson, age 4 - Passenger – Pronounced dead at the scene
Mason Masterson, age 2 - Passenger – Pronounced dead at the scene
2019 GMC pickup truck
Mackenzie Parks, age 15, of Teneha – Driver – Dead on arrival at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport
Sandra Parks, age 61 – Passenger - Pronounced dead at the scene
Mason Parks, unknown age – Passenger - Undergoing treatment at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport