Update @ 12 noon Jan. 27: Dallas police now say the wreck was not caused by street racing as they originally believed. We have updated our story with their new information, below.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas teenager is dead and two other teens have been injured in a
street racing crash in East Oak Cliff.
The crash happened around 4:15 Thursday afternoon in the 6100 block of South Lancaster Road when the driver of a Honda lost control and hit a utility pole
after street racing with another vehicle. while speeding to try and catch up to another vehicle on the road.
Three students from Kathlyn Gilliam Collegiate Academy were in the car, including the driver.
One of the students, the backseat passenger, was killed in the crash. She has been identified as 16-year-old Tania Enamarado of Dallas.
The front seat passenger and driver were both taken to Baylor University Medical Center in serious or critical condition.
The three are related — a set of twins and their cousin — according to DISD board member Carla Ranger.
The other vehicle involved
in the street race left the accident scene. Dallas police say they are investigating the crash. and want to talk to that other driver. Witnesses said that the vehicle was a red Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck. The driver did stop initially, but took off after hearing police sirens. but police say the driver left the scene when Dallas Fire Rescue crews asked him to move his truck.
Later in the morning officers were able to talk to all three people who were in the truck.
The driver of the Honda is hospitalized in critical condition. The front seat passenger is also hospitalized. Police have not released either of their names. Officers say they will interview the driver when he is able to talk.
Police say the passenger in the back seat of the Honda who died in the wreck was 16-year-old Tania Enamorado.
DISD says counselors will be made available to students at the Collegiate Academy Friday.
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