An Arkansas student has died of injuries sustained in a fatal Texas car crash last week.
Ty Osman was driving in his pickup truck on his way to Ft. Worth with a group of friends when the accident took place late on March 2.
Texas Department of Public Safety officials say the teen was injured after four students traveling in a Jeep were rear-ended by a Dodge Charger. Osman, who was driving behind the Charger, exited the vehicle to check on his friends in the Jeep, leaving a sole passenger in the pickup.
As Osman walked to the front of his vehicle, a white pickup truck ran into Osman’s truck, and Osman was struck by his own vehicle in the chain reaction. 18-year-old Osman was rushed to the hospital, where he fought for two days before succumbing to his injuries.
As police were attending to the crash, another accident involving two other vehicles took place on the same highway within a quarter mile of Osman’s accident scene. Five additional people were injured.
Friends and fellow students at Harding University started a 'Pray for Ty' online movement, including a blog and updates on his condition. The latest post announced that the freshman, originally from Nashville, TN, had passed, which the university later confirmed.
The teenager’s family has expressed their gratitude for the support they have received from the community, and have said that arrangements for Ty's memorial service are pending. They have said that Ty had wanted to be an organ donor, and the memorial service will take place after the necessary arrangements have been made.
The attorneys and staff at Vujasinovic & Beckcom wish to extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends as we keep him in our thoughts and prayers.