Three Dead in Crash in Ellis County Near Red Oak

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released new information into a fatal crash that killed three people in Ellis County on May 23.

According to Sgt. Lee Coronado with the Texas Department of Transportation, an updated report indicates the driver of a Jeep ran through a stop sign with his headlights off and collided with a Ford F-250 pickup truck, rolling it over.

The collision killed three people and injured another just before 1:30 a.m. along Farm-to-Market Road 664 and Batchler Road in Red Oak.

When officers arrived at the scene they found two people dead inside the Jeep, brothers Juan Mancilla, 19, and Jose Mancilla, 21, and one person dead inside the pickup, 19-year-old Ethan Woods.

Neither of the Mancilla brothers were wearing seatbelts, officials said.

Wood's passenger in the truck, 19-year-old Hunter Manley, was injured in the crash and was taken by air ambulance to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Manley was eventually released from the hospital and is recovering.

DPS officials said while some aspects of the crash have been determined, all contributing factors are not yet known and the crash is still under investigation. Officials added they are awaiting autopsy results on the driver of the Jeep and that toxicology reports can take up to 10 weeks to be completed.

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