Crash That Killed Temple High School Senior Claims Second Life

Kimberlyn Longbotham (Courtesy photo)

TEMPLE (May 9, 2014) Calvin Vickers, 55, of Temple, who was seriously injured a week ago in a three-vehicle crash that claimed the life of Temple High School senior Kimberlyn “Kimmy” Longbotham, 18, has died at Scott & White Hospital.

Vickers died Thursday, Temple police Cpl. Christopher Wilcox said.

Vickers was westbound last Friday night on Airport Road when his pickup crossed into the eastbound lanes and struck Longbotham’s Volkswagen and a Toyota SUV.

She died Saturday at Scott & White.

The two adults and three children riding in the SUV were taken to area hospitals with injuries police described as non-life-threatening.

A funeral service for Longbotham, an all-district softball player, will be held Saturday.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Dossman’s Funeral Home at 2525 North Main St. in Belton.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Church at 22621 S.E. HK Dodgen Loop in Temple and burial will follow at Bellwood Memorial Park at 8575 Airport Rd.

The service is open to the public.

"Kimberlyn touched the lives of many people and her tragic loss has resulted in an outpouring of love and support from the community at large," Wilcox said.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to The Point Christian Fellowship at PO Box 1306, Temple 76503.

Longbotham, who dreamed of becoming a teacher, was set to graduate in June from Temple High School and had been accepted to Texas State University.