Friday, September 24, 2021

Community remembers Argyle family killed in crash

Friends, family, co-workers and classmates attended a prayer vigil for the Miller family Sunday afternoon at Argyle United Methodist Church, two days after a tragic head-on collision in New Mexico took the lives of the Argyle family.

Grief counseling for students, led by Michael Ball and Ron Veit, will be available at Hilltop Elementary School on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Donations to the Miller family can be made to Argyle United Methodist Church at 9033 Fort Worth Drive with the Miller family noted on the check.

Michael Miller, 47, his wife, LeAnn Miller, 48 and their two children, Zoey, 12, and Miles, 7, died after their van was struck around 9 p.m. Friday by a truck on U.S. Highway 550 south of Bloomfield in the northwestern part of the state.

According to news reports, the driver of the truck became fatigued while driving north on the freeway and crossed the center line, hitting the van heading south.

Only Michael Miller, the van’s driver, was wearing a seatbelt and the family was killed on impact, police said.

The truck driver, Brian Lee, 24, was reported to have been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation by the New Mexico State Police into the accident is continuing.

Friends of the family were posting on LeAnn Miller’s Facebook page soon after hearing the news earlier today.

“What a beautiful, precious family and heartbreaking loss. The world is left with a huge hole that can never be filled,” wrote one poster.

“Our town definitely has a huge hole in it and will never be the same,” wrote another.

Mike founded his company, MM Search Group, in 2013, according to his LinkedIn profile. His wife, LeAnn, also worked at the company, according to Facebook. MM Search Group is an executive search firm based in Dallas-Fort Worth specializing in executive recruiting services for commercial general contracting and subcontracting, construction management, program management, design/build architecture, engineering and commercial real estate and development.

He served as vice president at Gilham, Golbeck & Associates in Dallas prior to launching his own business and was a graduate of Texas Tech University in 1987, majoring in business management.

The couple, who married in May 2000, also had an older son, Cory Dixon, who has been attending the University of New Orleans where he plays basketball.  Dixon was at home in Argyle when the accident occurred.

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