Roosevelt King Jr. Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash at FM 51 and County Road 2825 in Decatur

Roosevelt King Jr. Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash at FM 51 and County Road 2825 in Decatur

Roosevelt King Jr. ID’d as Man Killed in Decatur Crash at FM 51 and County Road 2825

Decatur, Texas (September 22, 2022) – The man who died Wednesday morning following a two-vehicle collision at an intersection in Decatur has been identified as Roosevelt King Jr., 51, of Fort Worth.

The deadly crash occurred just before 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, at the intersection of FM 51 and County Road 2825.

Authorities said Gloria Alvarado, 32, of Fort Worth, was driving a 2010 Toyota Prius on FM 51 when she disregarded a no-passing zone and tried to pass a truck tractor that was hauling a trailer up a hill.

As the Toyota was passing the truck tractor, a 2022 Dodge Ram pickup crested the hill going northbound. Ultimately, the two vehicles collided in the northbound lane.

King, who was a passenger in the Toyota, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alvarado was taken to Wise Health System in unknown condition. The driver of the Dodge, Ronnie Walker, 75, and his passenger, Linda Walker, 71, both of Desdemona, were airlifted to Medical City of Denton by medical helicopter with unspecified injuries.

This crash remains under investigation. Additional information is not available at this time.

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