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Former TCU football player killed along with his 2 children on Thanksgiving

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  • Former TCU football player killed.
  • Zack Muckleroy was in a traffic accident on Thanksgiving.
  • His two children also died in the crash.

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the United States.

Thousands of people take to the highways, traveling to visit friends and family.

However, heavy traffic and other travel delays can be dangerous.

This was the case for Zack Muckleroy and his family. He and his two children were killed and his wife was injured in a tragic accident.

Former TCU football player killed

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On Wednesday, a three-car collision on a Texas highway resulted in the tragic death of Zach Muckleroy, a former college football star.

He was traveling with his two children — son Judson, 12, and daughter Lindsey, 9 — to visit family for Thanksgiving.

Media reported that Zach’s wife, Lauren, survived the crash and was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

It has been revealed that she is «aware that she lost her family» and is distraught.

Muckleroy’s family is heartbroken

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A fourth victim, whose name has not yet been identified, was also killed in the horrific crash. He is believed to be a person driving another car.

Muckleroy’s business, Muckleroy and Falls Construction, confirmed his death in a heartbroken statement on Facebook.

Three years ago, the former college football player took over as CEO of the family business, according to his Linkedin page.

On Friday night, hundreds of people attended a vigil for the victims of the crash at University Christian Church in Fort Worth.

His wife is devastated

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Senior Minister Russ Peterman reported that he has been monitoring Lauren’s condition since the accident and that she has undergone multiple surgeries and regained consciousness.

«She is aware that she lost her family. You can only imagine how difficult it must be,» he said.

“Waking up and knowing your whole family is lost, I can’t imagine.”

«Zach was not only a member of the congregation but also a friend. I love that family. Those kids are amazing. Lauren is a fighter,” said Rev. Peterman.

Prayers for the victims

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Reverend Peterman asked church members to pray for the family.

And he added: «This gracious family is now forced to deal with the most tragic, unimaginable situation

According to the Daily Mail Betsy Price, a close friend of Muckleroy’s parents and former mayor of Fort Worth, shared memories of him as a child.

«We were all in Sunday school together,» she said. «It’s unbelievable. The Muckleroys are just pillars of our community and great Christian folks, great family folks, good business people.»

Former TCU football player killed

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In 2002, Zach Muckleroy graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, with a Real Estate Concentration.

In 1998, Zach was on the football team. The tragic news was shared by former coach Gary Patterson on X.

«With a heavy heart I just wanted to follow up with any of you that hadn’t heard that last night we lost a great Horn Frog, husband, dad and friend Zach Muckleroy and their two children Lindsay and Judson in a head on collision,» he wrote.

See a photo of Zack Muckleroy and his family HERE.

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