Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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May 2, 2012

Burleson woman, granddaughter die in Rendon vehicle accident


A Burleson woman and her granddaughter died Saturday in Tarrant County after the vehicle they were in collided with a SUV in the 5700 block of Farm-to-Market Road 1187 east near Rendon. 

Wanda Whitaker, 54, and Angel Nunes, 9, were pronounced dead at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website.  

Another Burleson woman suffered multiple injuries, according to a Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

Whitaker and Nunes were traveling eastbound in the 5700 block of FM 1187 at about 4:11 p.m. when their Chevy van collided with a sports-utility vehicle traveling westbound, according to the press release. 

The collision happened east of Rendon and west of Mansfield.

Another woman was injured in the wreck and taken by air ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital. 

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 4:20 p.m. Saturday to the accident, said Terry Grisham, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office executive administrator, in the news release.

In the release, Grisham said FM 1187 was shut down from Teague Road on the east to Rendon Road on the west for several hours as authorities investigated. 

No other details on the wreck had been released as of Tuesday. 

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner continue investigating the accident.

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