Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Car crash kills 2 Texas A&M-Commerce basketball players from Dallas area
Texas A&M-Commerce announced late Tuesday night that a pair of women's basketball players were killed in a two-vehicle accident on Loop 286 in Paris. Two more players were injured.
The school has not yet released names of the athletes. KXII-TV is reporting the two players killed were Aubree Butts of Lewisville and Devin Oliver of Rowlett.
Butts, 20, was a sophomore guard at TAMU-Commerce and formerly a four-year starter at Lewisville.
Oliver, 21, was a junior guard who started all 27 games for Commerce this season. She was the area's leading scorer as a Rowlett senior during the 2010-11 season.
The two injured players in the crash, according to KXII-TV, were La'Tisha Hearne, a Richardson graduate, and Zenobia Winbush, who graduated from Schertz Clemens.
More from the report:
Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley says, just before 6:30 P.M. a car, carrying four young women, was traveling southbound on FM 1497. Hundley says the car stopped in the middle of the intersection, and then pulled out in front of the 18-wheeler that was headed eastbound on Loop 286.
In a release Wednesday morning, Hundley said preliminary investigation indicates a 2007 Nissan Maxima 4 door passenger car driven by Latisha E. Hearne 21, of Dallas was southbound on FM 1497 at the crossover intersection stopped. A 2012 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer, driven by Brian Lile of Chickasha, Oklahoma was eastbound on the SE Loop approaching the intersection of FM 1497. Witnesses to the crash indicate the Nissan started into the intersection of the eastbound lanes of the Loop and was struck by the Freightliner in the passenger side rear door and quarter panel. The Nissan was knocked into the grassy area SE of the intersection and the Freightliner stopped in a short distance on the shoulder of the road.