A North Texas community is mourning the loss of a man many simply known as Coach Kyle.
Kyle Tilley, 26, of Flower Mound was killed in a car crash over the weekend in The Colony.
Trooper Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety says Tilley was traveling southbound on the Sam Rayburn Tollway Saturday at about 11:40 p.m. when the wreck occurred just south of the Josey Lane overpass.
According to investigators, another car was traveling in the center lane at a high rate of speed when it crossed into Tilley’s lane, striking the back of his Jeep, and sending it rolling to a stop in the grass median.
Tilley was pronounced dead on the scene and his passenger, 25-year-old Nicholas Bass of Coppell, was airlifted to the Medical Center of Plano with serious injuries.
Haschel said the other vehicle, driven by 19-year-old Wahid Malik of Carrollton, also came to rest in the median and caught fire, but the driver and passenger were not seriously injured.
Preliminary reports show all involved were wearing their seatbelts, but Haschel said it could take time to figure out what the cause of the crash was.
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