March 12th, 2013
04:39 AM ET

5 teens die in fiery collision in Texas

At the intersection of the two country roads, charred debris lies strewn haphazardly. The earth around it is scorched for yards around.

It is here, in this corner of Dumas, Texas, that a sports utility vehicle slammed into a gas tanker Sunday afternoon. The tanker's flammable cargo sent both vehicles up in flames, seriously injuring the truck driver and killing all five passengers in the Chevy SUV.

All of those who perished were teenagers.

The crash, coupled with another tragic one in Warren, Ohio, the same day, highlighted yet again how motor vehicle wrecks continue to be the number one killer of youths in the United States.

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  1. Iraq Hussein Osama

    This is just what happens in Tejas. They like to get their vehicles packed with as many people as possible and drive 120 mph. It's a tradition!

    March 12, 2013 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    Shows American teen agers are in crisis and suffering will illness, as a result by the economic conditions attributed to the Givernmdnt neglect of its own people jobs, education, standard of living, all as resulted in a population in crisis, deniel and smurffing is not the cure.

    March 12, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |