Fort Worth, TX

Married Ex-Marines Die in Tragic Crash with Suspected Drunk Driver in Texas

Carl Belen
  • Kristen and Jared Huddleston, both ex-Marines, were killed in a wrong-way crash involving a suspected drunk driver, Andrew Adamson.
  • The couple, who had recently moved to Texas, were on their way home from a Marine reunion when the incident occurred.
  • Andrew Adamson, the driver of the other vehicle, is facing charges for intoxication manslaughter.


Kristen Huddleston, 35, and her husband Jared Huddleston, 42, both former Marines, tragically lost their lives in a car accident on Chisholm Trail Parkway in Fort Worth, Texas.

The accident occurred when a vehicle, driven by 27-year-old Andrew Adamson, collided with them head-on while driving in the wrong direction. Adamson was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is suspected to have been drunk at the time of the crash.

The Huddlestons, who had children from previous relationships, had recently relocated to Texas to be closer to Kristen's father, Rafael Ortiz. Ortiz shared his deep grief, recalling Kristen as a dedicated mother and describing the couple as soulmates with a happy life together. He expressed the profound loss of seeing his daughter's potential and dreams unfulfilled.

Kristen was working towards becoming a therapist to assist former Marines in their transition to civilian life. Following the crash, police announced that Adamson would face two counts of intoxication manslaughter. The community is mourning the loss, and fundraisers have been set up to support the family, raising almost $19,000. The incident has left a deep impact on their family, friends, and fellow Marines.

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