Evening Labor Day crash kills one, injures four


One young woman is dead and four others are injured after an apparent head-on collision in west Fort Worth on Labor Day evening.  

Bailey Goss, a 17-year-old Aledo High School student, had just begun her senior year, and had just had her senior portraits taken last Friday. Her family and friends are devastated, now planning her funeral and hoping to display the pictures there.

The accident happened on White Settlement Road west of Chapel Creek Boulevard near the Parker County Line just after 8 p.m.

Terry Grisham, executive administrator for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies found five injured people from two vehicles at the accident scene. Four people were transported to area hospitals and one victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. 

Witnesses report that Goss was a passenger in an eastbound 1967 Ford Mustang driven by Shane Knapp, 38, of Fort Worth. A third occupant of this vehicle was Shana Knapp, 16, daughter of the driver and a close friend of Goss. Shane Knapp was taken by Care Flight to JPS and the others were transported by ground ambulance. Goss’ family members have told news sources that Mr. Knapp is in critical condition. 

According to Grisham, the other vehicle traveling westbound was a 2014 Toyota van. The two people in the van were transported to the hospital with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Goss’ family spent much of Tuesday making funeral arrangements for a once smiling, playful student who had been planning to go to college next year to take business courses and make her special mark on the world.