Heidi Hunt, just 17-years-old, was killed in an accident last Friday evening on FM 1187 in Fort Worth. The Joshua High School senior was on her way to a Christian concert with a friend when the accident occurred. Hunt was a passenger in a Toyota Echo traveling eastbound. The Toyota hydroplaned and swung into the other lane. It was hit by an oncoming Pontiac Trans Am. The driver of the Echo was flown to a nearby hospital. The Trans Am was carrying a 33-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy who were both taken by ambulance to the hospital. There have been no updated reports on those injured in the Trans Am.
The United Bible Church, of which Hunt was an active member, honored her memory last weekend. Friends and family also gathered in the Joshua High School auditorium to celebrate her life. Hunt’s favorite color was pink, and students embraced her spirit by wearing pink shirts to school. Her loved ones talked about her renewed Christian faith and the positive changes she had recently made in her life from a troubled youth to a shining example of faith in her community.
In addition to praising Hunt’s memory, students and community members have been raising money to help the teen who was driving the Toyota at the time of the accident. Although seriously injured with a broken hip and lacerated kidney, the other young woman is expected to heal. Students wore teal ribbons to show their support for her recovery.
Lasting Changes Begin
FM 1187 curves right where the wreck occurred. This perilous stretch of road has been the site of many terrible accidents. Only a few months ago at the end of last April, two people were killed and one person was seriously injured as a result of an accident. Wanda Whitaker and her young granddaughter died in the accident.
These recent tragedies have brought change to the community – WFAA reports that the road will finally be widened an additional two lanes.