A woman who was driving a pickup that struck the back of an SUV, resulting in the deaths of two children, could likely face charges in the coming days.
DPS spokesman Dub Gillum confirmed Tuesday that Alyssa Litwin, 33, could be charged in the deadly accident that occurred Monday, Dec. 3, just north of Morgan Mill on U.S. Hwy. 281.
“The accident is still under investigation,” Gillum told the E-T. ”When all the evidence is in, it will be presented to (District Attorney Alan Nash).”
When contacted by phone on Tuesday, Nash declined to comment on the case.
The accident claimed the lives of five-year-old Codie and nine-month-old Charli Sackett.
Their mother, Carrie Sackett, remains hospitalized in Fort Worth. She was reportedly moved in recent days out of ICU.
According to the DPS accident report, Sackett, 33, had just picked up her daughter Codie, a kindergarten student at Morgan Mill School, and was heading home when she was rear-ended by a Dodge pickup driven by Litwin.
The collision forced Sackett’s SUV into oncoming traffic and was struck on the passenger side by a Chevrolet pickup.
Both girls died at the scene.
The Sackett family plans to hold a memorial service for the young sisters when their mother is released from the hospital.
Litwin, who was traveling in the pickup with her son, was treated for minor injuries.
She reportedly told investigators that she did not notice that Sackett’s SUV was slowing down to make a turn moments before impact.