Saturday, July 05, 2008
Timothy Wright Hurt In Tragic Car Accident
Reverend Timothy Wright, known for gospel hits including "Who's On The Lord's Side," "Trouble Don't Last Always," "For The Rest Of My Life (I'll Serve Him)," and his recent hit, "Jesus Jesus Jesus," was critically injured in a car crash in central Pennsylvania that killed his wife and a wrong-way driver who hit their vehicle, according to police.
Wright, 61, was injured Friday night around 10:30 p.m. Friday along with his 14-year-old grandson, D.J. Wright, and both were taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, according to a hospital spokesman. A third vehicle, blinded by the smoke from Wright's vehicle, struck Wright's 2002 Lincoln Blackwood in the back after the initial crash, police told the Detroit Free Press.
First Lady Betty Wright, 58, died in the three car wreck on Interstate 80 in Greene Township, state police confirmed. Betty Wright, co-writer of "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus," also was a pastor at Wright's Grace Tabernacle Church of God In Christ.
Rev. Wright was traveling home to New York after attending the Church of God In Christ AIM Convention in Detroit, Michigan.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 11:45 a.m. and a prayer service at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Grace Tabernacle COGIC; the church in which Rev. Wright pastors. The prayer service will be led by Bishop Albert Jamison.
Watch the YouTube video below of Rev. Timothy Wright performing "Jesus Jesus Jesus."