Community mourns the loss of sisters killed in collision in front of high school


Two sisters from Texas are dead and their mother is in the hospital after an early morning accident on Saturday.

Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District, where there two girls, Shantey and Adryanna Hawkins, attended school, shared the heartbreaking news on Facebook.

According to a preliminary investigation, the teens’ mother, Gwendolyn Louise Spignor-Leaks, was attempting to turn left into their high school around 7:20 a.m. when they collided with an oncoming log truck.

All four were taken to separate hospitals. The driver of the log truck was treated and released. Spignor-Leaks was transported in critical condition, while her daughters were brought to different hospitals, but did not survive.

“Our hearts are grieving for these students and their families.”

The sisters’ school district, as well as other school districts shared messages of support.

“As a community, we ask you to extend your love and support to the Hawkins Family. This tragedy impacts our community as a whole, including those at Linden-Kildare CISD who cared deeply for Shantey and Adryanna,” Linden-Kildare CISD wrote. “Please continue to lift these families in your thoughts and prayers.”

Tatum High School offered prayers to the family and community before a basketball game Saturday–the teens both played on their school’s team.

This is such a tragic event, especially during the holidays.

Share this and say a prayer for this family and their community while they mourn the loss of Shantey and Adryanna.


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