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The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of 28!
The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of '28!
By Georgie London, Staff Writer
Published May 13, 2024
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Foundation to be repaid after wreck

A TCU student who said he drove into the Wesley Foundation’s building last week is working to repay the foundation.Police said a black Toyota Tundra struck the building on W. Lowden Street early on the morning of Sept. 19.

The student identified himself to a Skiff reporter as the driver of the vehicle.

The student’s father said Wednesday his son fell asleep at the wheel and the family’s insurance company is working with the foundation to pay for the damage to the building.

The Rev. Lindsay D. Churchman, United Methodist Church campus minister, said the foundation is not going to file charges against the student, but he is not sure what the Fort Worth police will do. He said they are awaiting an estimate of the damage to the building.

The student has not contacted the Fort Worth police, said Sgt. Rodney Bangs, supervisor of the traffic investigation unit. He said he knows the name of the registered owner of the vehicle but is not able to release the name.

Bangs said the district attorney will need to speak to the driver to determine if any criminal charges will be pursued.

Neighborhood police officer Kirk Byrom said the driver of the vehicle “failed to control speed to prevent a collision.”

There were no skid marks on the pavement and no sign the driver tried to brake until he was on the grass, Byrom said.

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