Five associates of a accepted summer agreeable assembly accept been asleep in a car blow in the Texas Panhandle and now the West Texas A&M University association is addled as three were accepted acceptance and one was an alum.
Four of the asleep were dancers in the assembly of 'Texas' — a agreeable that has been performed every summer at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park south of Amarillo for 48 years — while the fifth formed in the box office.
Eric Harrison, 21, and Clinton Diaz, 20, were juniors and Andrew Duncan, 20, of Wichita Falls, was a chief at the academy in Canyon, Amanda Starz, 20, of Timonium, Md., and Julian Arredondo, 24, of Haltom were additionally asleep in the wreck, Ray said.
Rising stars: Julian Arredondo (left) accelerating from TCU in 2011 but was affiliated to the play, while Clinton 'Clint' Diaz (right) was the disciplinarian and a accepted brilliant of the bounded agreeable production
Fellow victim: Eric Harrison, 20, was a inferior forth with Diaz at West Texas A&M and accounted 'a actual able actor'
TCU backer Lisa Albert said Arredondo got his bachelor's amount in accomplished arts in acting and accelerating from the Fort Worth academy in 2011.
'This has been adverse to our amphitheater family,' said Royal Brantley, administrator of West Texas A&M's amphitheater program.
The bristles were abiding from an end-of-the-year affair Monday night back the blow occurred, Texas Department of Accessible Assurance agent Christopher Ray said.
Diaz, the driver, abandoned a stop assurance and as the agent was attempting to about-face assimilate U.S. 287 abreast Dumas, about 40 afar arctic of Amarillo, back it pulled in advanced of a southbound 18-wheeler and was hit battery on the passenger's side, a account absolution backward Tuesday said.
Their work: Diaz, pictured actuality in a May photo with an extra who was not complex in the crash, and his accompany were complex with this year's assembly of a agreeable alleged 'Texas'
The 18-wheeler's amount came off the bivouac and came to blow on top of the car's disciplinarian side, the absolution said.
Alcohol is doubtable as a agency in accident, Ray said. All bristles were arresting asleep at the scene.
'It's a tragedy,' Brantley said. 'It doesn't amount how you allotment it.'
Diaz, who had a smile 'a mile wide,' was a alum of Tascosa High in Amarillo and had aloof transferred from Abilene Christian University, Brantley said.
In a contempo assembly at the academy Diaz ‘brought the abode bottomward every night. He was so funny,' he said.
Harrison, who accelerating from Fossil Ridge High in the Fort Worth area, was 'an amazing apprentice and a actual able actor,' Brantley said.
The appearance charge go on: Tuesday night's achievement was cancelled, but they will restart on Wednesday as it has been performed every summer at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park south of Amarillo for 48 years
'If there was to be a baton amid our abounding amphitheater majors, it was Eric,' he said.
Members of the assembly spent the night at the foundation's offices in Canyon, abating anniversary added and apprehension added capacity on accident, according to Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation Executive Administrator Kris Miller.
Tuesday night's achievement was annulled due to the accident.
Timothy Johnson, 30, of Houston, who sat anon abaft Diaz, was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, area he was listed in analytical condition, the accessible assurance department's absolution backward Tuesday said.
The disciplinarian of the 18-wheeler, Theron Arthur McSay, 70, of Fort Collins, Colorado, was in abiding action at the aforementioned hospital, according to the release.
The Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation produces the musical, which draws up to 65,000 assemblage anniversary summer. The aftermost achievement of the summer was appointed for Saturday.