WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – Police say three recent graduates of a Fairfax County high school died when a wrong-way driver triggered a collision on a North Texas interstate.
Texas Department of Public Safety officials say Holly Novak, 18, Kyle Mathers, 19 and Dale Neibaur, 19, were killed in the fiery crash early Friday morning near Greenville, Texas.
Two others, 18-year-old Hannah Galbraith and 19-year-old Kevin DiCicco, were injured in the crash and are in critical condition at a Dallas hospital.
A spokesman for Fairfax County Public Schools said the teens were 2014 graduates of Herndon High School.
Friends, alumni, staff and other members of the community offered condolences to the victims’ families on the Herndon High School band Facebook page, which identified the teens as former members.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Kyle Bradford says a vehicle driving east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 30 in Greenville, Texas, collided with an SUV carrying the teens just before 2 a.m Friday.
Bradford says both vehicles then were struck by a tractor-trailer.
He identified the wrong-way driver, who died in the crash, as 78-year-old Kenneth Frazier of Royse City. Frazier’s dog, which was also in the car, also died.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured.
The group was reportedly headed to a music festival before the crash.
A vigil for the victims is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon.
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