Cause Of Fiery Crash Under Investigation

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Three people (including a teenager) who were all on their way to church were killed Sunday in a fiery crash in Northwest Fort Worth.

It happened around 2:00 p.m. on the westbound side State Highway 199/Jacksboro Highway at Hangar Cutoff Road – south of Eagle Mountain Lake.

Investigators told CBS 11 a minivan collided with a Kia Soul at the intersection. The Kia Soul then caught fire, according to police.

The driver and the front passenger in the Kia Soul escaped, but investigators said the three in the back were stuck.

Witnesses tried to break the window to save them but all three died in the fire.

The driver and the passenger of the minivan were not seriously hurt in the crash.

Late Sunday investigators said they were still not sure what led up to the accident.

“That’s part of their duties to reconstruct to scale accidents and to determine all those factors,” said Lt. Pedro Criado with the Fort Worth Police Department.

The five people in the Kia were on their way to Wesley Chapel in Azle for the church’s anniversary celebration.  They were four miles away when their vehicle crashed.

As of Sunday evening, the medical examiner’s office had not released the identities of the three victims.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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