Marianna Pickens-Quiroz & Christopher Vanderslice Killed in 4-Vehicle Crash on Highway 36 [Abilene, TX]

Marianna Pickens-Quiroz & Christopher Vanderslice Killed in 4-Vehicle Crash on Highway 36 [Abilene, TX]

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Marianna Pickens-Quiroz & Christopher Vanderslice Killed in 4-Vehicle Crash on Highway 36 [Abilene, TX]

Two Pronounced Dead after Four-Vehicle Collision near Eula

ABILENE, TX (March 25, 2024) – Sunday afternoon, Marianna Pickens-Quiroz and Christopher Vanderslice were killed in a 4-vehicle crash on Highway 36.

Authorities responded to the scene around 2:30 p.m., near Eula on March 10th.

Officers say 19-year-old Theophilus Heryanto was driving a BMW attempted to overtake a pickup-truck while traveling at a high rate of speed. As a result, the BMW collided head-on with a Nissan Versa, driven by Pickens-Quiroz.

In addition, the pickup-truck, driven by 31-year-old Brandon Runnels became involved. Debris from the collision also struck a fourth vehicle.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics pronounced 26-year-old Pickens-Quiroz and 26-year-old Vanderslice deceased at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics took Heryanto to a nearby hospital with severe injuries.

Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. Once available, further details will be provided.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Marianna Pickens-Quiroz and Christopher Vanderslice.


Losing a loved one due to someone’s recklessness leaves a lasting impact on those left behind. Let our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Sweet James help you during this trying time. We have 20 years of experience in the field, and we will fight by your side to achieve justice and maximum compensation. We strongly believe that each client’s case is unique that is why we give it our full individual attention. Call us today at 1-800-900-0000 to arrange your free and confidential case evaluation.


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