A father and two teenagers passed away Wednesday night in a head-on collision in Weatherford.
53-year-old Harlon Moore was driving along Zion Hill Road to pick up his daughter when he was hit by a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 16-year-old Jorge Flores who was attempting to pass another vehicle. Jorge and his passenger, girlfriend Alexandra Hernandez, died at the scene. Harlon passed away at Parkland Hospital. Read about the victims and their families at WFAA News.
Zion Hill Road (also known as FM 2421) is a two lane rural street in Parker County. Jorge was attempting to pass another vehicle when he crashed head-on into the pickup truck driven by Harlon.
Rural driving is especially dangerous according to a study cited by USA Today earlier this year. There has been wide speculation as to why this is the case. It’s likely a combination of variable road conditions, poor lighting, higher speeds, etc. Car accident lawyer Jeff Rasansky has represented multiple victims of rural driving accidents – including one where a fence broke and several cows wandered out onto a high-speed highway in front of an oncoming car. In Jorge and Harlon’s accident, investigators haven’t released the cause (did Jorge not see Harlon when he started to pass?). DPS has said that the accident occurred near a hill.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moore, Flores, and Hernandez families.
Drive safely, Dallas.