A garbage truck is to blame for causing a chain reaction crash in Celina that killed an off-duty officer and his daughter. NBC 5 reported on the tragedy.
According to the police report, the two were in a car at the end of a long line waiting for students to get off of a school bus on Texas Highway 56 near Southmayd. A garbage truck came over the top of the hill and didn’t see the line of cars in time to stop. The truck smashed into the back of the victim’s vehicle and set off a chain reaction.
Several others in the car received injuries and had to go to the hospital for treatment. Thankfully, the chain reaction did not reach the bus and none of the students were harmed. The slain officer had served in the Celina Police Department for 3 1/2 years.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn that Detective Robinson and his daughter have died in this tragic accident. Our hearts and prayers are with the Robinson family and our Celina police family, as this entire community grapples with this horrific news,” Celina City Manager Jason Laumer said.
We would like to share our condolences as well and hope that everyone who was injured in the crash recovers swiftly and completely.