FM 664 accident claims 9-year-old
The Ellis County Press
FERRIS – Alexis Hope Bridges, 9, of Red Oak, died from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident east of Ferris Wednesday, March 4.
She was a passenger in an east-bound white 97 Ford Taurus which was stopped on FM 664 getting ready to turn left into Covenant Family Fellowship for evening services.
The vehicle, occupied by five other passengers, was rear-ended by a Dodge Ram pickup driven by Johnathan Lopez of Glenn Heights, forcing the car into oncoming traffic.
The car was then hit broadside by a west-bound Chevy Avalanche by a unidentified female.
The white 97 Ford Taurus was totaled on the scene.
Bridges was transported by CareFlite and never regained consciousness after the accident.
Her sisters Kayla and Kassidy, were taken to Children’s Medical with minor injuries and were released later that evening.
The two adults were taken by ambulance to Baylor Medical Center.
One of the adults, Sarah Nolan, was treated and released. She suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.
"She [Sarah] will definitely need some therapy," said Jessica Wise, the owner of the totaled vehicle.
Hope, who was a 4th grade student at WedgeWorth Elementary in Waxahachie, family has donated her organs for transplants helping about 60 children including her heart, just hours after she passed away Saturday.
Born on April 15, 1999, she passed away on March 6, 2009.
She is survived by her mother; Karen Bridges of Waxahachie, father; James Bridges of Morton, MS, step-father; Travis Roper of Red Oak, Brothers; Tyler Jackson, Jamie Bridges, Kasey Bridges and Tre Roper, Sisters; Kayla and Kassidy Roper and Brandi Bridges, grandparents; Mike McCord of San Antonio and Virginia Roper of Grand Prairie, too many aunts, uncles and extended family to list.
Services were held at 2 p.m., March 11 at the Trinity Church, 1231 E. Pleasant Run Road, Cedar Hill with Pastor Lisa Swayze officiating.
Private interment was in Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas.
Memorials may be made to: First National Bank, 2010 N. Hampton, Desoto, TX 75115 for the Hope Bridges Memorial Fund.