WILMER, TX – Police released new details on a car accident in Dallas County Sunday night that killed four people, according to CBS DFW.
This is an update to a previous story.
One of the victims has been identified as 28-year-old Michael Coyne, a teacher and coach at Palestine Junior High School. The accident happened on Interstate 45 near Mars Road in Wilmer at about 11:43 p.m. The Palestine Independent School District said Coyne was driving two students home from the Dallas Mavericks versus Golden State Warriors playoff game when they were struck by another vehicle. The other driver was traveling north in the southbound lanes of I-45 and hit Coyne’s car head-on.
The woman driving the wrong-way car and two juvenile passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, as was Coyne. The two juveniles in Coyne’s vehicle were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Investigators are trying to determine whether alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.
WFAA reports Coyne was with the PIS district for three years and had mainly coached track, volleyball and basketball. His wife Bethany is an athletic trainer for the district.
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