Central Texas Toddler Killed in Fiery Waco Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 17-Oct-2011

A Waco rear-ending accident that caused a car to burst in flames killed a Central Texas toddler Saturday night, according to police officers on the scene.

Two-year-old Ivyana Sheppard of nearby Bellmead was killed in the Central Texas accident occurred near the intersection of Corporation Parkway and Bagby Avenue at around 9 p.m.

A 1999 Ford pickup truck rear-ended a 1985 Chevrolet Caprice that was turning down the road, causing it to burst into flames.

Before police could arrive on the scene, witnesses at the scene of the accident transported three people from the car to Hillcrest Baptist Hospital, where the toddler was pronounced dead. The driver of the car was identified as David Sheppard, 24, of Beverly Hills, Texas. The truck’s driver, David Martin, 40, of Hewitt, was extracted from his vehicle by emergency representatives and transported to the hospital.

Both men have reportedly been released from the hospital.

Police speculate that alcohol may have played a role in the fiery crash but no charges have been filed.

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