The Dallas North Tollway wreck that claimed the life of a Jesuit Dallas soccer player this week remains under investigation, authorities said Friday.
Fifteen-year-old Guy Delaney, a sophomore at Jesuit, was a passenger in a car that was hit by a white Mercedes at approximately 10:15 p.m. Wednesday evening.
The driver of the Mercedes, Terrelwin Jones, struck several vehicles as he sped through a work zone, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
One of the vehicles was an Acura, occupied by Neil and Guy Delaney. Both were transported to Parkland Hospital, where Guy died from injuries he suffered in the accident.
Jesuit’s official Twitter account posted a message in response to Guy’s death, stating: “The Jesuit Dallas community mourns the loss of sophomore Guy Delaney, who passed away Wednesday evening following a car accident involving his family. Words cannot describe our immense sorrow.”
Lt. Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety said the road was closed until 4:30 a.m. as emergency vehicles cleared the scene.
“For a yet-to-be determined reason, the driver of the Mercedes did not slow down, and struck several vehicles – including the Acura,” Haschel said. “The Acura caught fire after the impact, and both occupants were transported to the hospital.”
Three other vehicles were also involved in the accident, and all of the drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries, Haschel said. Jones was not injured in the accident.
The school held a prayer service on Thursday morning as well as a private Mass for students and planned to make individual and group counseling available.