9/1/2014 5:00 PM
6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas
DALLAS (AP) — A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday
The crash occurred Sunday night in a southeast Dallas residential area, said Dallas police officer Monica Cordova.
The victims were two teenage boys, two men and two women ranging in age from 15 to 23.
The Dallas school district said three of those killed were high school students.
The 20-year-old driver lost control after the back passenger-side tire of the Chevrolet Impala hit a curb, Cordova said. The vehicle slid across three lanes before hitting a tree in the median.
Investigators said four people died at the scene, while two others died at a hospital.
Speed was a major contributing factor in the crash, but not alcohol, Cordova said.
The names of those in the vehicle are not being immediately released as not all victims have been identified, Cordova said.
In a statement, the Dallas school district said it will provide grief counselors to students and staff at Justin F. Kimball High School, where three of the victims attended classes.
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