UPDATE: Students Pray for HPHS Cheerleader After Walnut Hill Lane Crash

The Highland Park ISD community is rallying around a high school cheerleader hospitalized after an afternoon crash on Walnut Hill Lane.

Two other cheerleaders were also in the vehicle on Oct. 1.

“We are extremely grateful for the physical health of two of our girls, but we need many prayers for Grace Scheipe,” HP Cheer announced on Instagram.

HP Cheer announced online an Oct. 4 prayer gathering at Highlander Stadium. (Screenshot)

Official updates are not readily available, but students have been hearing her condition is improving though still concerning.

Students, parents, faculty, and others gathered on Oct. 4 to pray for her at Highlander Stadium.

“The Highland Park community is strong, as is Grace, and we believe she can conquer this,” HP Cheer posted.

Highland Park ISD superintendent Dr. Tom Trigg informed school board members on Oct. 3 that five students were involved in the wreck — four of whom were released that same night.

Dallas police confirmed that officers responded to multi-vehicle wreck shortly before 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at Meadowbrook Drive and Walnut Hill Lane

Multiple people were taken to a hospital, police said without providing an exact number or ages nor confirming whether occupants of the vehicles attended any particular school.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, police said. 

We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.

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Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, former deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order.

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