Gospel Singer Timothy Wright Injured; Wife, Grandson Dead in Car Crash

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The grandson of a New York gospel singer has become the third person to die following a crash in Pennsylvania involving a wrong-way driver.

D.J. Wright, 14, the grandson of the Rev. Timothy Wright, died Saturday evening, a nursing supervisor at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville said Sunday.

The Rev. Wright, 61, of Roosevelt, N.Y. remains in critical condition following the crash late Friday that also killed his wife Betty, 58.

John Pick, 44, of Lewisburg also died when he drove the wrong-way on eastbound Interstate 80 and struck the Wrights' vehicle head-on.

Timothy Wright has released more than a dozen gospel recordings, including "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus," which came out last year. He is the founder and pastor at Grace Tabernacle Christian Center in Brooklyn.

New York music agent Will Bogle called the news "completely deflating."

"He's been a mentor to me in ways he probably doesn't even know," said Bogle, who represents gospel performer Ricky Dillard. "He's a giving man; I've not seen a person more tangible to his church, to his community, to his friends. Everyone I know is deeply touched and saddened."

The Wrights were returning from a Church of God in Christ conference in Detroit, said Leroy Johnson, a trustee at Grace Tabernacle.

The couple has five sons, and the family asked that no other information be released, Johnson said Saturday.

A passenger in a third vehicle that struck the Wrights from behind remained in fair condition Sunday, the nursing supervisor said.