9-year-old Macie Hotten was killed Wednesday night when the car she was riding in was rear ended by a wrecker.
Night had fallen Wednesday as Macie, along with her older sister and Mom, traveled southbound on HWY 121 bordering Frisco and The Colony. Details are sketchy, but for one reason or another, their silver sedan became disabled and was either stopped or limping along in the right lane on the service road when the accident occurred. The service road has no shoulder, nor is it well lit. To make matters worse, the bridge the Hotten’s were crossing a bridge with a slight rise in it – blocking the slow moving sedan from view as it passed over the precipice. These three factors combined to create an alarming situation.
As police investigated, they determined the driver of the wrecker was not impaired in any way – and as it stands now, no charges will be filed. He said in his statement he didn’t see the slow moving car until he came over the rise of the bridge – and by then it was too late.
Macie’s mom and 12-year-old sister were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The two may recover from their injuries quickly – but they may never fully recover from the loss of a beloved daughter and sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hotten family during this time.
Drive safely, Dallas.