Photo courtesy of Temple Wildcat Athletics Facebook
Photo courtesy of Temple Wildcat Athletics Facebook

Tem-Cats senior catcher Kimberlyn Longbotham died from her injuries sustained in a crash Friday night in Temple.

The crash happened just before 10:00 p.m. near the 8500 block of Airport Road. Police say a Chevrolet pickup was traveling westbound and at some point crossed into the eastbound lanes smashing into a Volkswagen and a Toyota SUV. 18-year-old Longbotham was driving the Volkswagen and was taken to Scott & White Hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died on Saturday morning.

The driver of the pickup was ejected and was also taken to Scott & White with serious, life-threatening injuries according to police.

The SUV had two adults and three children inside and all five were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

The Temple Police Department Traffic Accident Reconstruction Unit are reconstructing the accident to find out what happened as the investigation continues.

A memorial has been planned for Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Tem-Cats Softball Field.

Friends and the community shared photos and stories of “Kimmy” via social media on Saturday with #RIPKimmy.

Longbotham had planned to attend Texas State University in San Marcos after graduating from Temple High School.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of “Kimmy” as the Heart Of Texas community mourns this loss.