HASKELL, TX – A San Angelo couple was seriously injured in a tragic crash that killed at least two students with or traveling with the Vernon College Rodeo Team.
On Saturday evening at approximately 6 p.m., a Mercedes Citation Thor motor home collided with a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer on U.S. 277 at Country Club Rd., just north of Haskell. The crash left one soul in critical condition and two dead. The pickup truck was carrying four individuals. Three of the occupants were with the Vernon College Rodeo Team. Traveling with them was one female student. In the motor home were a husband and wife from San Angelo.
DPS is investigating the crash and hasn’t released official details, but KTXS reported from the crash scene that DPS and the Haskell County Sheriff’s Office stated several people were ejected as a result of the crash.
With the help of two helicopters and ambulances from Haskell, Munday, Knox City, and Stamford, the victims were transported to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Seriously injured was a San Angelo couple traveling in the RV. Their son, Jason Moynihan, reached out to us to let us know that the RV’s drivers, his parents Michael and Terry Moynihan, are alive, safe, and undergoing treatment at an Abilene hospital. According to Jason’s wife Alisha, Michael has a leg broken in two places. He is 73. His wife Terry suffered a broken wrist, hip, and rib. She also has some cuts and bruises on her face. She is 72. Both are expected to recover. The Moynihans attend Immanuel Baptist Church in San Angelo.
Yancie McCuiston, 20, of Sugar City, Colorado, a Vernon College student, was killed in the wreck. Drew Hill, 20, of Canadian, and Jakob Plummer, 20, of Petrolia were also injured.
Hill and Plummer were McCuiston’s teammates on the Vernon College Rodeo Team. The latest information stated that Plummer had suffered a head injury and was in critical condition, while Hill was in good condition and has a broken femur.
The fourth student, Vinita Trevino, 20, also of Petrolia, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Trevino is said to have sustained a brain injury and was placed on life support, but a family member confirmed her death to KTXS just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Vernon College confirmed that the four students involved were traveling to compete in a rodeo roping event in Haskell. In a Facebook post, the college expressed their condolences and support to the families of the four students.
DPS is expected to release the official crash report when the initial investigation into the cause is complete.
Vernon College is in the Wichita Falls area. More photos and a video of the crash scene is available at KTXS.com.
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Joe Hyde contributed to this report.