CEO And Children Killed While Traveling

A Texas construction company CEO and his two children were among the four people killed in a 3-vehicle crash in Texas the day before Thanksgiving, the Associated Press reported.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 44-year-old Zach Muckleroy and his children, 12-year-old Judson and 9-year-old Lindsay, were killed in the November 22 crash that occurred 45 miles west of Austin.

Muckleroy’s wife Lauren survived and was airlifted to a hospital in Austin where she is being treated for extensive injuries.

Hundreds turned up at Forth Worth’s University Christian Church on Friday, November 24 to attend a vigil for the Muckleroy family, WFAA-TV reported.

Muckleroy was the CEO of the Fort Worth area Muckleroy & Falls, a company founded by Muckleroy’s father.

In a statement, the company remembered Muckleroy, saying he was “treasured by his family.” The company said Muckleroy had an “uncanny ability to light up any room he walked into.”

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the 3-car crash occurred at about 6:40 p.m. on the day before Thanksgiving on US Highway 281 near Johnson City when a man driving a Toyota pickup truck traveling north veered into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with Muckleroy’s Chevy SUV. A woman in a Nissan Versa that was traveling behind the Muckleroy’s then slammed into the SUV and rolled.

The driver of the Toyota, whose name was not released, was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

The Department of Public Safety said last Monday that it was still not clear why the driver of the Toyota pickup crossed into oncoming traffic.

Muckleroy, who took over as CEO in 2020, graduated with a degree in accounting and finance from TCU in Forth Worth. He was a walk-on for TCU’s football team in 1998, the Star-Telegram reported.