Azle high school senior killed in crash

- Loved ones are mourning the loss of an Azle High School senior who was killed in a crash while on her way to meet friends.

Investigators say it happened Monday night near Boyd and Reno Road.

18-year-old Cassidy Zips swerved to miss something on the road, lost control and crashed on-head into a truck.

On Tuesday close friends placed flowers along FM 730 in Azle.

"She had a heart of a gold you know she didn't deserve this," said her friend Sarah Hinckley.

 "We just miss her so much all ready and it's only gonna get harder," Hinckley said.

 Her friends called her Zippy and say she was on her way to Azle to meet up with some of her friends

 Mariah Martin was waiting for her,  "We were going to Braum's for a family event like to get together and she didn't ever contact us back."

 Azle Police say the Ford Explorer Zips was driving was Southbound and as she approached the hill in the 1200 thousand block of FM 730, she apparently tried to avoid hitting another vehicle that may have been in her lane.

 "The Ford Explorer made a move to the right quickly and that perhaps overcorrected the vehicle and starting it into a slide that brought the vehicle back to the left across the center line into the northbound lane of the oncoming Ford Pickup truck," said Chief Rick Pippins with the Azle Police Department.

 A woman and a child in the pick up truck she hit head on were injured. Police would not release details of the vehicle Cassidy may have been trying to avoid.

 Investigators say for now, it just appears to be a horrible accident...

"I don't have any information at this time or there's any indication suggest that the driver of the Ford Explorer was distracted in any way," said Chief Pippin.

"She's my backbone my best friend she was always there for me no matter what," Martin said.

 Friends tell us Cassidy loved bowling, the Lakers, and fishing and wanted more than anything to be a police officer.

 "She just had so many plans she had such a future ahead of her and it's gone," Hinckley said.


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