Six people died after a car hit a tree in Dallas, Texas, this weekend.
According to NBC New York, the 20-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle while driving at a high speed around 9:10 pm on Sunday. The driver’s side rear tire of the Chevrolet Impala crossed over the median, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. It then slammed into a tree, killing all of the passengers inside. Everyone in the car was under the age of 23.
“Police confirmed four people died at the scene, two teenage boys, two men and two women ranging in age from 15 to 23. Paramedics transported two people who survived the crash to the hospital, though they died a short time later.”
The six who died in the car that hit the tree were not all related, but according to FOX News, there were some relatives among the deceased. Not all of the names of the victims have been released (you can see some of the identified victims in the video above).
After learning of the crash — and the ages of the people in the car — the Dallas Independent School District released a statement, confirming that three of the people killed were students at one of their schools.
“Dallas ISD is deeply saddened to learn that three students at Justin F. Kimball High School have died as the result of a traffic accident on Aug. 30 [sic] in Oak Cliff. Grief counselors will be at Kimball and both T.W. Browne Middle School and Daniel Webster Elementary School, where siblings of the victims are enrolled, to help those school communities address this loss.”
Another car accident in Long Island claimed the lives of a family of five. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, three adults and two children were killed last week when a woman driving a Honda Accord lost control of her vehicle on the Southern State Parkway. According to authorities, the vehicle hit a tree and then burst into flames. Witnesses tried to help pull bodies from the car, but the fire was too powerful.
“Tried to pull the body away from the fire, but it was too heavy. And then the car was in flames and started popping, so everyone backed up.”
It is unknown what caused that single car crash that claimed the lives of Marcus Jeanty, 14, Marcel Jeanty, 9, Yolande Moise, 68 and Kayla Jeanty, 8, and the driver Myriam Lebrun, 37.
[Photo courtesy of YouTube screen capture]