SHELBY COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Michael Masterson, of Center, Texas, has been identified as the driver in a Sunday night crash that killed three children, a teen and an adult in Shelby County.

Victoria “Tori” Christine Hogan, 10, Ella Masterson, 4 and 2-year-old, Mason Masterson, were all killed in a crash that also killed Sandra Parks, 61, and 15-year-old Tenaha girl Mackenzie Parks on Sunday near Center.


According to reports, Masterson was operating a Toyota pickup on FM 2026, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle then came into contact with a GMC pickup, operated by the teen.

Michael Masterson was transported to a Shreveport area hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

All three children occupying Masterson’s vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Mackenzie Parks was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries. Sandra Parks was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Shelby County is a county located in the far eastern portion of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 25,448. Its county seat is Center. The county was created in 1835 as a municipality of Mexico and organized as a county in 1837 – Wikipedia.