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Texas A&M-Commerce athletes killed in crash in Paris

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Two members of the Texas A&M-Commerce women's basketball team were killed and others were hurt Tuesday in a crash that happened in Paris.

Police said it happened just before 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Loop 286 and FM 1497.

The women in the car stopped at a stop sign, pulled out into the intersection and then were hit by an 18-wheeler.

Two passengers in the car, 20-year-old Aubree Butts and 21-year-old Devin Oliver, were killed.

The car's driver, 21-year-old La'tisha Hearne, and front passenger, 19-year-old Zeonbia Winbush, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

All four women in the car were on the Texas A&M-Commerce women's basketball team. They had just finished coaching in a basketball camp at Paris High School.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our entire women's basketball and student-athlete family right now," said A&M-Commerce Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey. "We are saddened and heartbroken by the recent events, by our time being cut short with two great people who were full of life and Lion spirit."

Most of the victims grew up in the DFW area. Butts graduated from Lewisville High School. Oliver graduated from Rowlett High Schol and Harne graduated from Richardson High School. Winbush was from Schertz, Texas.

Police said they do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Many residents in Paris call the intersection unsafe.

It is controlled by stop signs and flashing caution lights and has been the scene of four other deadly crashes since 2000.

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