CROSS PLAINS- A Cross Plains High School senior football player seriously injured in a Sunday morning crash has died.
In the early morning hours on Sunday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were called to a single vehicle crash about 12 miles northeast of Coleman. The teens were in a 2001 Toyota Tacoma and were traveling southeast on US 84 when they veered into the oncoming lane, across a bar ditch, and into a fence. Both teens were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected in the crash.
Now, Ryan Hopkins, one of the teens involved, has passed away. Hopkins was life flighted to Fort Worth for further care after the crash.
Cross Plains High School said in a Facebook post in response to Hopkin’s death:
Tuesday, August 9, CPISD will be cancelling all staff meetings.
The district is partnering with the Education Service Center- Region 14- Crisis Team to provide four certified grievance counselors to come support those who are in need of it.
Counselors will be available at 9:30 a.m. in the Cross Plains High School for anyone who chooses to come. We encourage you to use this special resource to help during this difficult time.
The other teenager involved is recovering from surgery after breaking his leg in the crash.