A Godley High School senior who was involved in a fatal car wreck on Sunday evening is remembered by friends as a funny, hard-working and loving kid.
To honor the student, Zane Gregg, 17, hundreds gathered around the mound of the high school’s baseball field Monday night in a student-led remembrance ceremony.
Godley ISD Assistant Superintendent Jason Karnes said Zane was loved by so many, which was evident during the ceremony.
“There were hundreds of people at the event, including families, current and former students, GISD staff and community members,” Karnes said. “Zane will be missed beyond words by all those who knew him.”
Zane was a member of Godley FFA and a GHS baseball player.
GHS baseball coach Brent Lewis said Zane was a funny, hard-working and a loving kid.
“For the last three years in our baseball family, he has impacted everyone of his teammates in a positive way,” Lewis said. “He was a person of great character and a player every coach in this state would want on his team. Zane will be greatly missed by Wildcat baseball, but will never be forgotten. We will continue to honor Zane every day in our work ethic and character.”
Karnes, who is also the high school’s former principal, said Zane was an amazing young man and joy to work with.
“Our relationship will always be something I will cherish,” Karnes said. “I had the pleasure of knowing Zane since our time together in intermediate school. He was funny, witty and full of spirit.
“Zane was a great student, and he was involved in FFA, baseball and student life. I can picture him now all dressed up with his face painted and screaming at the top of his lungs during pep rallies and football games.”
About 9:30 p.m. Sunday, multiple agencies responded to a reported vehicle fire and entrapment in the 11300 block of Texas Highway 171 near Cresson.
Godley Police Chief Jason Jordan said a man driving a blue GMC pickup crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, and struck a silver Dodge Ram driven by Zane head-on, killing both drivers.
“The driver of the blue truck that caused the accident did have alcohol in the truck and he emitted alcohol from his person,” he said.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the driver of the GMC pickup as Ricky Cook, 34, of Weatherford. Possible toxicology reports are pending.
Godley police and fire departments, as well as the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Department of Transportation responded to the scene.
Jordan said the crash remains under investigation.