9-year-old dies in horrific collision moments after posing for photo to celebrate first day of school
Payton Crustner was one of the four people in a 2017 Nissan Sentra which collided with a 2016 GMC Sierra pickup which was going the other way
A nine-year-old was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Rusk County, Texas on Tuesday, just momments after she posted for a picture on her first day of school, according to reports.
A fundraiser organized for the girl on Facebook called Remembering Payton stated: "Payton Lynn Crustner, 9 years old, was taken from this world this morning before her first day of 4th grade, please keep this family in your prayers."
According to KYTX, Crustner was one of the four people in a 2017 Nissan Sentra which collided with a 2016 GMC Sierra pickup which was going the other way. The crash happened on FM-225 near Laneville at about 7:16 am and is currently being investigated by the authorities.
Reports state that the 32-year-old driver, a 16-year-old passenger, and a three-year-old passenger were rushed to the hospital after the accident. The nine-year-old, however, was ejected from the vehicle after the impact and the child died at the scene of the incident.
The driver of the other vehicle was also rushed to the hospital. Latest reports state that all of the injured people have been released from the medical facility, except for the 16-year-old who is said to be in a critical condition.
Crustner's family has reportedly organized a fundraiser on Facebook to raise sufficient funds to assist in covering for the child's funeral expenses, according to Fox2now.
The family's goal is to reach $10,000 for the expenses, out of which over $5,000 has already been raised over the last two days.