4 College Softball Players Who Died in Weekend Bus Crash Remembered

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PHOTO: Clockwise from tip left, photos expelled by North Central Texas College in Gainseville, Texas, uncover softball players Katelynn Woodlee, Jaiden Pelton, Brooke Deckard and Meagan Richardson.

The 4 Texas college softball players killed in a train pile-up this weekend are remembered as tighten friends with large hearts both on and off a field.

Authorities are still perplexing to square together what happened Friday evening, when a tractor-trailer crossed over Interstate 35, into a southbound lanes, nearby a Oklahoma-Texas border. It struck a train owned by North Central Texas College that was transporting a group behind to campus after a struggle game.

The 4 players killed were identified as Meagan Richardson, 19; Brooke Deckard, 20; Katelynn Woodlee, 18; and Jaiden Pelton, 20. The 4 women, from tiny North Texas towns nearby a college, were distinguished in internal newspapers before and after their comfortless deaths for their impression and jaunty skills.

A wrecker removes a group train as Highway Patrol and puncture crew work a stage of a pile-up usually south of a Turner Falls area on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Davis, Okla. Four members of a Texas college softball group died in a crash.

Softball teams opposite a nation wore red ribbons or noted “NCTC” on their uniforms to respect a immature women.

Deckard, who warranted all-state honors in softball and came from Blue Ridge, Texas, was remembered by her former manager during Blue Ridge High School as one of a best hitters he ever coached.

“A lot of people will remember her as a good softball player, and she was,” manager Cody Carlisle told a Herald Democrat. “But as good a softball actor as she was, she was an even improved as a person.”

Similar memories from students of a two-year open college were common by amicable media, including on a North Central Texas College Lady Lion softball Facebook page. Earlier this week, photos of a new softball track signs were posted, dogmatic a 2014 informal champions of a National Junior College Athletic Association.

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Pelton, of Telephone, Texas, is described as a “leader, and a naturally-gifted, overworked athlete,” according to Bret Cranford, her manager by youth high and high propagandize in a Sam Rayburn Independent School District, according to a Herald Democrat.

As a junior, she was a second-team all-state actor and named to a all-state contest patrol as a senior.

“I’ve coached for a prolonged time, and she was usually one of those players we know we are going to miss,” Cranford told a Herald Democrat. “There are certain girls we count on, and we trust in them. She was one of those.”

An all-state first-team preference as a senior, Woodlee, of Windom, Texas, was described by her Dodd City High School manager as “a smashing chairman who came from a smashing family.”

“She was usually a fun to be around, not usually as an contestant though as a person,” Kevin Darwin told a Herald Democrat. “She played tough and she was rival in all that she did. She always gave all that she had and she did it with a good attitude.”

Richardson, of Wylie, Texas, was featured in a print in a Gainesville Daily Register final month, giving a check to a American Red Cross with her college softball coach.

The college-owned bus, a 2008 Champion Motor Coach, was driven by Van Hedrick, 48, a softball team’s manager of Gainesville, Texas. He was treated and expelled during Mercy Hospital in Ardmore.

The propagandize announced that there would be a request burial for a students Sunday evening.

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