Staff Writer

Two people have died after sustaining injuries in an accident last Sunday night.

Timothy Cunningham, a 29-year-old Stephenville resident, died at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Lora Wulfjen, an 18-year-old Tarleton State University freshman from Breckenridge, died Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred on West Washington Street, when a 16-year-old Dublin male turned left onto Dale Street. Wulfjen was Cunningham’s passenger on a motorcycle that careened into the 1994 Geo Prism.

Both were airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Also airlifted to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, was 17-year old Julie Ohnemus. Hospital officials said Wednesday morning that Ohnemus was still in the Intensive Care Unit, listed in fair condition.

Ohnemus was the passenger on the motorcycle driven by Apollo Long, 21, who was treated at Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital and released.

The driver of the Prism and his 15-year-old female passenger were also treated and released at HMEC.

Stephenville Police Chief Roy Halsell said no charges have been filed against the car’s driver and that the investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Rusty Jergins, associate vice president of student life and dean of students for Tarleton, called Wulfgen’s death “a tragic loss” for the university.

“We extend our prayers and sympathy to the family during this difficult time,” he said.

Jergins said grief counseling will be available for students through the Student Counseling Center.

ANGELIA JOINER is a staff writer for the Empire-Tribune. She can be reached at or (254) 965-3124,ext. 238