Arlington sisters killed in wreck

ARLINGTON -- Wynesha Deanes and her teenage sister, Wykeila, were supposed to be home by 10 p.m. Friday, their mother said Sunday.

Wynesha, 20, had driven to pick up her sister at Keystone Community Outreach in east Fort Worth after a church youth rally.

They never made it home.

After picking up 16-year-old Wykeila, Wynesha Deanes was driving east in the 7400 block of East Lancaster Avenue at high speed. She lost control of the Hyundai Sonata, and it left the roadway and struck and broke a utility pole, Fort Worth police said.

The car rolled over, according to police, killing the sisters. Wynesha's front-seat passenger, a man in his late teens, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said. Fort Worth police did not identify him, and his condition was unavailable Sunday.

The sisters were just two miles from home.

"We didn't know what had happened until the police came by," their father, Wiley Deanes, said Sunday. "She [Wynesha] had just gotten her license this year, but she had not had any problems."

On Sunday, Wiley and Alesha Deanes fielded telephone calls and prepared for the funerals of their oldest daughter and their baby. Wiley Deanes Jr., 18, is the only child in the family now.

"We are doing the best we can," Alesha Deanes said as she took yet another telephone call.

The Deanes family moved to Arlington in 2007, resettling from St. Louis just weeks after Wynesha Deanes graduated from high school.

She started ITS Academy of Beauty, an Arlington cosmetology school, in the fall. She also worked at the Small Miracles day care in Fort Worth.

Wykeila was a sophomore at Lamar High School in Arlington, where she was in ROTC and on the swim team, her mother said.

"She was going out to be a cheerleader this spring," Alesha Deanes said. "They both had so many friends at church and at their schools."

A memorial service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Keystone Community Outreach, 5020 E. Rosedale St. in Fort Worth.

Their funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at True Redemption Center Church in St. Louis.