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3 teens killed in Texas crash

On March 20, three Texas teens died and a fourth was injured in a car accident near Corpus Christi. The crash occurred at approximately 2 p.m., according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Authorities said the four female victims, all from Houston, were driving north on Highway 77 in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra when the vehicle veered off the road near CR 73. The driver over-corrected and crossed into southbound traffic, slamming into an oncoming tractor-trailer. The two teens in the back of the car, ages 17 and 19, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

An 18-year-old suffered critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where she later died. The driver of the Hyundai was taken to Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, where she was listed in stable condition. Texas DPS said that all four teens were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Car crashes injure thousands of Texas residents every year. People who have been hurt in one that was not their fault may have grounds to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent motorist. Such a lawsuit could bring needed financial compensation for medical expenses, wages lost during recovery, pain and suffering and other damages. If a victim is killed in a car crash, the surviving family members could file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking funeral and burial expenses, loss of income and companionship and other amounts that may be permitted by statute.

Source: WFAA, "Third Houston teen dies after Corpus Christi car accident," March 21, 2016

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