ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — A memorial has gone up at the Round Rock intersection where a father and his 12-year-old daughter were killed in a crash on Saturday.
“It’s pure hell being here. This is where I lost my son and my granddaughter.” For the first time since the crash, Janice Bell and other family members of 43-year-old Tyrone Price and his daughter Cheyenne, saw the spot where their loved ones were killed.
“They walk this street every day and then they come down this street this one day, and you have some really crazy people that decide to drive really crazy on a busy street,” said Juanita Price, Tyrone’s sister. “We always had a bond so just to know he is no longer here, it tears me up, and then my niece, she was only 12, she had the biggest smile.”
Round Rock police say two drivers in Ford Mustangs, one blue and one red, were driving when the red Mustang clipped a silver minivan. The collision pushed the minivan onto the sidewalk at A.W. Grimes Boulevard and Gattis School Road, where it struck Tyrone and Cheyenne. Police said Monday the driver of the red Mustang, who was listed in critical condition, is now stable. They say it’s premature to say if the driver will face criminal charges.
Officers are still searching for the driver of a “grabber blue” Ford Mustang, between the years of 2010-2013. At a press conference Monday afternoon, police could not say if the vehicles were racing. The public can submit tips by calling 512-671-2842.
“We need a closure with this we really do,” said Bell, Tyrone’s mother.
On Sunday afternoon, Pastor Fred Timmons and several other people gathered at the intersection to remember Tyrone and Cheyenne. Flowers, teddy bears and a sign that reads “please drive safe” adorn the apartment complex fence where the tragic crash occurred.
“He was a family man. He loved his family,” said Pastor Fred Timmons, of Church of the Harvest. “One of the memorable stories I have about him is that we have a van ministry at our church and we would offer to pick him up in the van but he was so hungry to get to the house of God, he said I’ll just ride my bike, me and my daughter. So he was hungry for the things of God.”
The Round Rock Independent School District says Cheyenne was a student at C.D. Fulkes Middle School. In a statement, the district says Cheyenne was a “positive young lady who lightened up a room with her smile.”
The school will have counselors available for any student or staff needing assistance.
Tyrone leaves behind a wife and six kids. The family has set up a gofundme page to help pay for the burials of Tyrone and Cheyenne.