18-year-old killed in accident on 259

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An 18-year-old woman is dead after a single vehicle accident on U.S. 259 early Sunday morning and three others are injured.

Candace Vernon, 18, of DeKalb was pronounced dead on scene after the car she was in on County Road 4255 failed to stop at the intersection of 259 and hit a tree.

Deceased

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Passenger: Passenger Unit #1:
Candace Breanne Vernon, 18-Female of DeKalb, TX
Seat belt worn: NO
Helmet: N/A
Next of Kin Notified: YES
Candace B. Vernon was pronounced dead on scene at 5:30 a.m. by Judge Gerald Rankin. Candace’s body was taken to Bates Funeral Home in DeKalb.

Injured:
Driver: Driver Unit #1:
Isodro Mariano, Jr., 18-Male of DeKalb, TX
Seat belt worn: NO
Helmet: N/A
Next of Kin Notified: YES
Isodro Mariano was transported to ST. Michael’s Hospital in serious condition with incapacitating injuries.

Passenger: Passenger Unit #1:
Austin Wayne Hooks, 18-Male of Simms, TX
Seat belt worn: NO
Helmet: N/A
Next of Kin Notified: YES
Austin W. Hooks was transported to Wadley Hospital in serious condition with incapacitating injuries.

Passenger: Passenger Unit #1:
Kaylee LeAnn Payne, 18-Female of DeKalb, TX
Seat belt worn: NO
Helmet: N/A
Next of Kin Notified: YES
Kaylee L. Payne was transported to ST. Michael’s Hospital in stable condition with incapacitating injuries.

Passenger: Passenger Unit #1:
15-Female of DeKalb, TX
Seat belt worn: NO
Helmet: N/A
Next of Kin Notified: YES
15 year old Female was transported to ST. Michael’s Hospital in stable condition with incapacitating injuries.

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